New York Labor Union Corruption Lawyers
Labor Racketeering Defense Attorneys in New York
According to the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Labor, labor racketeering is “The use of a union, benefit plan (i.e. pension plan,) contractor, and/or industry for personal benefit by illegal means.” This could mean dealings between union officials and employers that come at the expense of the union members and employees; or it could mean deeper corruption within a union, or the collusion of a union and organized crime.
Labor union corruption could include:
- Any criminal abuse of union power
- Improper collective bargaining agreements
- False ERISA reports
- The involvement of an organized crime member with a union
- Use of union funds or property for acts of violence
- Coercion of employers
- Coercion of employees
- Payoffs from management to union officials
- Unemployment insurance fraud
- Fraudulent use of workers’ compensation benefits
A labor corruption investigation could be disastrous for all the members of a union, depleting union funds and weakening the union’s position in ongoing or future negotiations. Serious enough charges could even spell the end of a particular labor union. If you or your union face labor corruption charges, you need an attorney with deft negotiating and trial skills and deep knowledge of labor relations as well as criminal law.
Over 30 years of legal, banking, and business experience
For over 30 years, the attorneys at Aiello & Cannick have represented clients in labor corruption investigations. With extensive knowledge of state and federal labor regulations, and with the resources and cost-sensitivity to help labor unions large and small, our efforts have earned us a reputation for discretion, thoroughness, creativity, and hard work, evidenced by our catalog of victories both in and out of the courtroom.
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