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10 leaders of Ironworkers Local 401 charged in racketeering indictment(THUGS)
Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 02/13/2014 | Jeremy Roebuck

Posted on 02/19/2014 4:48:54 PM PST by Kid Shelleen

They called themselves "the Helpful Union Guys" - "THUGS" for short - and woe awaited any contractor who dared cross them by hiring non-organized workers.

For, federal authorities alleged Tuesday, this "goon squad" of members of Ironworkers Local 401 set fires, started riots, and took crowbars to the competition in an effort to protect union jobs.

FBI agents arrested 10 of the union's leaders Tuesday morning, including longtime head Joseph Dougherty, in a racketeering conspiracy case that appeared to affirm long-standing business complaints over the tactics employed by Philadelphia unions.

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: democrats; goon; josephdougherty; local401; pennsylvania; prison; thugs; unions

1 posted on 02/19/2014 4:48:54 PM PST by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

How many years did they get away with it because they had Rats for governors?


2 posted on 02/19/2014 4:56:40 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: P.O.E.
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It is about time to make PA a right to work state. Maybe then Philadelphia will be less of a hell hole. Otherwise, let's just give Philadelphia to stinking NJ.

3 posted on 02/19/2014 4:59:15 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
We just had a few union guys get convicted of trying to buy a politician. They were donating money to the politician using straw donors. The politician was never charged but that's only because he was smart enough to stay away from it. He used his campaign manager as the go between. His manager was also arrested in the sting.
4 posted on 02/19/2014 5:00:59 PM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

It’s not RATS for governors, it includes RINOs as well. PA pretty much has a tradition of taking turns between Rats and RINOs going back to the 50’s. Prior to that Philadelphia, and the commonwealth, was controlled by Republicans ... but not the type you would recognize today.


5 posted on 02/19/2014 5:03:23 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Imagine if we had national card-check


6 posted on 02/19/2014 5:08:09 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: ConservativeInPA

What happened? Did the union thugs rough up a politically connected contractor?


7 posted on 02/19/2014 5:17:43 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
How many years did they get away with it because they had Rats for governors?

Who knows, a hundred years maybe?

8 posted on 02/19/2014 5:30:17 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Kid Shelleen

RICO their ass to the wall. enjoy your stay in Sing Sing.


9 posted on 02/19/2014 5:34:00 PM PST by Gasshog (These introductions of non-native species have consequences, like allowing Obama back into the U.S.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
What happened? Did the union thugs rough up a politically connected contractor?

To be a politically connect contractor in Philadelphia you have to run a union shop. The FBI did all the work on this case (which is really surprising). There is no way Philadelphia cops would investigate this. They are union thugs as well. If you get the idea I do not like Philadelphia, you would be correct, but I am being objective in my analysis.

10 posted on 02/19/2014 5:34:33 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

“There is no way Philadelphia cops would investigate this.”

Of course not. This type of thuggery doesn’t go on for decades without the complicity of the police and DA.


11 posted on 02/19/2014 5:56:00 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Hard to believe that Holder’s “Justice” Dept. would let the FBI get away with this. Probably all will be forgiven with another high-paid bla.. er, African-American diverse union official of color and better RAT Party control over the thuggery and payoffs.


12 posted on 02/19/2014 6:17:35 PM PST by Rainier1789 (My Constitution has a 2nd and 10th Amendment)
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To: Kid Shelleen
l'm surprised; I thought, unionists' thuggery/
"organizing" was excepted from Federal Laws.

13 posted on 02/19/2014 6:28:31 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Rainier1789

I believe that is exactly the way the game is played. Appoint a negro to be VP of Diversity for the union and all is forgiven. Any direct consequences of that appointment would be to establish a quota for Dagoes in a majority Mick union. (excuse the non-PC speak, but that is how things happen in the real world of Philadelphia.)


14 posted on 02/19/2014 6:31:18 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: ConservativeInPA
Otherwise, let's just give Philadelphia to stinking NJ.

I say give it too them anyway. PA would be a great state without that hell hole of corruption. New Jersey would never notice the difference.

15 posted on 02/19/2014 6:36:37 PM PST by Ditto
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To: Gasshog
RICO their ass to the wall. enjoy your stay in Sing Sing.

Sing Sing is a state prison in New York.

RICO is a federal law, and these guys are in Pennsylvania anyway. So they're safe from Sing Sing and David Berkowitz (its most famous prisoner). Who's actually turned out to be a model prisoner, and seems to be sincerely contrite and repentant.

16 posted on 02/19/2014 6:37:53 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Local FBI special agent in charge Edward J. Hanko joked that the leaders' brazenness reminded him more of his past investigating mob cases in New Jersey.

I doubt he was joking. The Mafia and these hard core unions are one and the same. Some call themselves a member of Local XX, and others call themselves part of Family XX.

They all report to the same Godfather.

17 posted on 02/19/2014 6:56:13 PM PST by Ditto
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Kid Shelleen.


18 posted on 02/19/2014 8:11:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Bump.....


19 posted on 02/19/2014 9:04:10 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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