Unions are not only important donors to the Democrat Party, but they dictate policy, and liberal politicians bow down to them and follow their every command. The real question is: Are unions instrumental in looking out for their employees or have they become thug-style intimidators bullying anyone who gets in their way?
Watch this video and read from National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, and then you make the judgment call:
Union Boss Intimidation Halted After ID Theft and Harassment Suit
Foundation exposes union officials’ horrific campaign against independent-minded worker
HARTFORD, CT — “In a case that exposes the insidious methods used by some union operatives to intimidate independent minded workers, Foundation attorneys forced Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 1103 to settle a case with Connecticut resident Patricia Pelletier, who was allegedly targeted by CWA operatives for an ugly campaign of harassment and retaliation.
After Pelletier initiated a successful workplace decertification drive to eject an unwanted union, union officials allegedly conspired to forge her name on numerous magazine subscription cards, bombarding her home with hundreds of unwanted mail-order journals costing her thousands of dollars and taking up hundreds of hours of her time.
She literally spent hours each day trying to get off mailing lists, return products sent to her, fight off bill collectors, and clear her good name with credit bureaus.
‘You’re talking weeks, hours, months to try to call everybody, make sure it [the magazine subscription] is cancelled . . . And I’m still getting past due notices from collection companies,’ said Pelletier in an interview shortly after Foundation attorneys stepped in to help her fight back.
Crack cocaine apparently planted in victim’s files
A police investigation indicated that union operatives forged Pelletier’s signature on hundreds of mail-order products in retaliation for attempting to remove the union, flooding her doorstep with unwanted mail. The forged order forms were mailed from the same zip code as the union’s headquarters, which was located across the New York state line.
In her lawsuit, Pelletier also alleged that union militants planted cocaine at her work desk in an effort to have her fired. Although a police investigation into the incident did not result in an arrest, union militants at her workplace had both the means and motive to frame Pelletier for drug possession. As it happens, union hotheads in her workplace had after-hours access to her workspace.
Foundation lawsuit holds union militants accountable
In a 31-count suit filed by Foundation attorneys in Hartford Superior Court, Pelletier alleged that union officials committed identity theft, conspired to forge her signature, inflicted undue emotional distress on her and her family, and violated Connecticut’s Unfair Trade Practice Act. Although Foundation attorneys achieved a settlement that satisfied Pelletier, the terms of the settlement are confidential.
‘We’re happy to report that after enduring a trying ordeal, Patricia Pelletier is finally getting a satisfactory resolution,’ said Stefan Gleason, vice president of the National Right to Work Foundation. ‘No workers should be subjected to vicious union retaliation for exercising their rights in the workplace.’”