Philadelphia: Ten ironworkers union m...

Philadelphia: Ten ironworkers union members indicted on racketeering, arson charges.

There are 2 comments on the Federal Bureau of Investigation story from Feb 18, 2014, titled Philadelphia: Ten ironworkers union members indicted on racketeering, arson charges.. In it, Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that:

An indictment was unsealed today and arrests were made in a case charging 10 members of Ironworkers Local 401 with allegedly participating in a conspiracy to commit criminal acts of extortion, arson, destruction of property, and assault in order to force construction contractors to hire union ironworkers.

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Pottstown, PA

#1 Feb 19, 2014
Funny how the city of Philadelphia or the state couldn't or didn't pursue intimidation charges. Works out better now with federal indictments and racketeering charges.

A sample of construction site vandalism or intimidation from local Philadelphia unions.

They seem to love wrecking million dollar steel cranes. I don't think neighborhood kids and prankster bring industrial tools for some prankster vandalism.

Philadelphia, where the electrical workers union think they are the only people qualified to plug in your computer.

Pottstown, PA

#2 Feb 19, 2014
The Democrats seem to be the biggest recipients of Iron Worker campaign contributions.

Over the last year.

The last big election cycle.

In 2012 this one union local donated almost $200,000 to federal candidates.

Should these politicians keep their contributions or donate it to charity.

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