When it comes to open borders enthusiasm, few labor organizations are the match of the Las Vegas-based UNITE HERE Local 226. Representing around 60,000 hotel-casino and other employees in Las Vegas and Reno, the union for years has promoted illegal immigration as a means of building membership and bargaining power. That advocacy just might have delivered Nevada to Joe Biden in the presidential election. By its own count, union activists knocked on a half-million doors in the state in its effort to defeat Donald Trump, speaking to more than 100,000 persons. “We think we are the difference maker – without any question,” said UNITE HERE International President D. Taylor at a press conference a couple days after Election Day. Given his union’s stance on immigration, and the compelling evidence of vote fraud in that state, it is thus fair to ask: Did the union play a part in that fraud? … Read More ➡
Hopefully, Henry Clay Green is getting counseling while serving time. On July 17, Green, former secretary-treasurer of UNITE HERE Local 26, was sentenced in Boston federal court to six months in prison and one year of supervised release for embezzling more than $170,000 in funds from the Medford, Mass.-based union, which represents certain hospitality employees in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He had pleaded guilty last December after being charged in November. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards, Office of Inspector General and Employee Benefits Security Administration. He faces a restitution and asset forfeiture hearing on September 26.
Henry Clay Green Sr., now 61, a resident of Boston, served as secretary-treasurer of UNITE HERE Local 26 during May 2011-July 2016. According to federal prosecutors, he also diverted funds from the local during much of that time, primarily to maintain his opioid addiction. Eventually, … Read More ➡
David Feeback’s sybaritic ways as president of Local 69 of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees ended several years ago. This August 23 he got the final bill: a year and a day in federal prison, and mandatory restitution of almost $90,000.
Feeback, 43, headed the Secaucus, N.J.-based local during December 1997-September 2001. But his primary duties during that time seemed to be using union funds to support spending sprees at expensive eating and entertainment establishments, and logging them as “business expenses.” The true tally of Feeback’s partying may have been a good deal higher than the restitution. Authorities believe he may have illegally spent as much as $250,000. That’s not an unreasonable claim, considering that the local’s health and welfare fund under his reign managed to rack up $1.5 million in unpaid claims.
Feeback, currently a resident of Charlotte, N.C., had pleaded guilty on May 3 to two counts … Read More ➡