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2017-11-03 Three Union Workers Knifed At Labor Protest

Union Workers Knifed At Union Protest

A Queens, New York labor protest turned bloody after a non-union worker knifed three (3) union workers at a labor protest outside Author Ashe Stadium on Meridian Road…

Labor Unrest At Protest

A labor protest at a Queens work site turned bloody Thursday, after a non-union worker slashed three union demonstrators, police said.

The violent scene unfolded outside the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Meridian Road in Corona where a crew with Iron Workers Local 197 was staging a pop-up protest against non-union work, cops said.

The union brought inflatable rats to the site to protest subcontractor U.S. Crane and Rigging’s hiring of non-union workers to install precast panels at the tennis stadium, said union executive board member Carole Raftrey.

At about 3:20 p.m., a 64-year-old non-union worker pulled out a pocket knife and attacked three union members, all men, cops said.

Read Full Article Here: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/non-union-worker-knifes-3-union-protesters-queens-labor-rally-article-1.3607907

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2017-11-02 FBI Probe Widens To UAW Training Centers At GM & Ford Departments

FBI Probe Widens

Unfortunately, there is more bad news regarding the FBI Investigations into the UAW National Training Center. Reportedly, the probe has now expanded into the UAW/GM and UAW/Ford department training centers. Investigators are now interested in Joe Ashton and Cindy Estrada.

Below is an excerpt from the breaking Detroit News Article.

Detroit — Federal agents have expanded a corruption investigation to include a member of General Motors Co.’s board and the United Auto Workers training centers funded by all three Detroit automakers, The Detroit News has learned.

Spurred by corruption charges filed against a former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV labor executive and the wife of a deceased union vice president, investigators have issued subpoenas in recent weeks for information about training centers financed by GM and Ford Motor Co. that are operated jointly with the union, sources familiar with the investigation said.

Investigators are interested in Joe Ashton, a retired UAW vice president appointed to GM’s board in 2014, and Cindy Estrada, his successor in charge of the union’s GM department, according to sources familiar with the investigation. Ashton, 69, of Ocean View, N.J., is the highest-ranking official whose name has surfaced in connection with a criminal investigation into whether money and illegal benefits corrupted the bargaining process.

See Full Article: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/general-motors/2017/11/02/uaw-training-center-investigation-expands-big-detroit-three/107251546/

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