Union gets slapped with RICO suit

Posted: October 16, 2012 in New Jersey Primary
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The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) endorsed a bunch of liberal Democrats this week:  Bob Menendez, Upendra Chivukula, Shelly Adler, Frank Pallone, Bill Pascrell, and Marie Corfield.  The announcement was made by Rahaman Muhammad, SEIU Council President, and President of SEIU Local 617.  Last month, Muhammad told Project Veritas how his union buys politicians like Bob Menendez.


The SEIU made the news again.  The Record (Bergen County) reports that two nursing homes have “filed a lawsuit alleging that (SEIU) union leaders have engaged in extortion and racketeering.”


“Turning up the legal burners on an already enflamed dispute, the companies are claiming violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, known as RICO, a federal law usually employed to fight the mob.”

The lawsuit was filed earlier this week in federal court in Newark and alleges that the unions “have abandoned traditional organizing methods and contract negotiations in favor of extortion and other criminal and fraudulent tactics.”

“The 1970 RICO law allows for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts carried out as part of an ongoing criminal enterprise. It is usually used to combat organized crime and the mafia’s infiltration of legitimate businesses.”

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