San Francisco Bay Area Teachers Union Treasurer Sentenced for Bank Fraud

Those who steal from teacher unions aren’t necessarily employed by public schools. The case of Kenneth Morris is instructive. On March 24, Morris, treasurer of American Federation of Teachers Local 2240, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for pilfering from the San Francisco-based union, which represents teachers and other […]

Teacher Unions Continue to Thwart School Re-Openings, Demand Money

In the ongoing effort to isolate people from the COVID-19 virus, students arguably have suffered the greatest consequences. Teacher unions have had much to do with this situation. Across the nation, especially in and around cities, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers have been aggressively resisting back-to-work orders. To the extent […]

Western Pennsylvania Teachers President Charged with Thefts

For well over four years, Charles Farris pushed the law of averages as far as he could. Now he has to deal with the laws of Pennsylvania. On October 15, Farris, former president of the New Castle Federation of Teachers, an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, was charged in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Court, […]

Ex-Treasurer of West Virginia Teachers Union Sentenced for Fraud

On October 2, Cathy Byers, former treasurer of American Federation of Teachers Local 6540, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia to eight months of home confinement and five years of supervised release for wire fraud in the sum of roughly $22,000 from the Ronceverte (Greenbrier County), W.Va.-based union. […]

West Virginia Teachers Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

On June 16, Cathy Byers, former treasurer of American Federation of Teachers Local 6540, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia to one count of wire fraud of about $22,000 from the Ronceverte (Greenbrier County), W.Va.-based union. The state AFT chapter had discovered multiple purchases “unrelated to the business” […]

Ex-Teachers Union President in Philadelphia Sentenced

On February 11, James Young, former president of American Federation of Teachers Local 4973, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to two years of probation and ordered to pay $5,450 in restitution and a $100 special assessment for embezzling $7,050 in funds from the Philadelphia union to cover gambling […]

Philadelphia Teachers President Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

On October 23, James Young, president of American Federation of Teachers Local 4973, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to one count of embezzling $7,050 in funds from the Philadelphia union. He had been charged on October 1. The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office […]

Teachers Union President in Philadelphia Charged with Embezzlement

On October 1, James Young, president of American Federation of Teachers Local 4973, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania with embezzlement of funds from the Philadelphia union in the sum of $7,050. The charge follows an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

San Francisco-Area AFT Treasurer Charged with Fraud, Theft

It’s a common truism that crooked teacher unions are a problem only for public schools. Kenneth Morris may be a prime example of the need for revision. On August 29, Morris, treasurer of American Federation of Teachers Local 2240, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California with five counts of […]

D.C. Union, Feds Begin Recovering Stolen Funds

Until about three years ago the Washington Teachers Union (WTU) had been run by what amounted to a theft and money-laundering ring.  Now the local’s new leadership has a message: It wants its money back – as soon as possible. With help from federal prosecutors, it’s begun the recovery process. Early this month the union […]