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Welcome to a new voice for Local 150 members. This site is being developed to let members of Local 150 know what’s going on within the local and international organization they support with their hard earned dues money. Is Local 150 a great union? You bet it is. Is the Local transparent and democratic in all it’s transactions and communications with it’s members.? No it’s not. Can it be better. Yes it can. 150 Members Voice will shed the light in the dark corners they don’t like you to see. News they don’t want you to hear. To make suggestions where it can improve, and give members the tools necessary fight for your rights guaranteed in the by-laws as a union member.

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Free at last, free at last, Bill Dugan, Vince Giblin can kiss my ass.This site is now free from password protection.

To all my Brother and Sister members. This site is here for you. Information and news that our union would rather you didn't know. This site also has answers for those who think the union is screwing you, for those who think the BA is screwing you, and to see who really is screwing you. Where is your money being spent? What politicians are we supporting, and why? What is the main goal of this site? Its the goal every member should be seeking, honesty, fairness, transparency and most important union democracy. The tools for you to seek your own answers or verify mine are all here. Check out the Resources link. The only only thing I cant supply is the balls to use them, you'll have to grow a set of your own. So if you want to take this union back as Kevin Flynn says on facebook. I'm with you. Remember the officers and agents work for you, you pay them, make them earn every last cent.

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11th IUOE VP Supports Union Busting Governor Walker, your dues at work

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Why is it that IOUE union leaders are so stupid to fall for the same trick twice. Local 150’s Bill Dugan and Dave Fagan pledged their undying support for Gov. Mitch Daniels in Indiana telling the members how great a guy he was and he would never hurt Local 150, yea right. The first thing he did when elected was take away collective bargaining for tens of thousands of union state employees. Then he told Dugan he didn’t support RTW, oops lied again. Indiana is now RTW. Now we have another IUOE leader doing the same exact thing. Gooch McGowan supported Walker like a long lost brother, and now Walker is about to shove it up every union members ass. With leaders like these in the IUOE we will all end up working for nothing.

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Ex-union official John Hamilton indicted on multiple charges

The former top elected official of a Detroit-based operating engineers union was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges of extortion, embezzlement, money laundering and conspiracy. Prosecutors allege John Hamilton, 61, now of Rivera Beach, Florida, used his position as business manager of Operating Engineers Local 324 to personally enrich himself through a series of illegal schemes.Local 324 represents 14,000 heavy equipment and crane operators throughout Michigan. Hamilton served as the union’s top elected official from 2003 through 2012 when it had closer to 18,000 members, federal prosecutors said. Hamilton is charged with extorting business agents and other employees of Local 324 to each pay $5,000 of their salaries per year into what was called the “Team Hamilton Slate Fund.” The fund was to be used for union election campaign expenses. However, Hamilton instead used a significant portion of the money for his own personal benefit, prosecutors said. Hamilton threatened union employees with termination if they complained about the payments to his slate fund, according to the indictment. In 2010, Hamilton fired one business agent who had complained about the payments to the fund. Hamilton used some of the money that he extorted to pay for meals and liquor, as well as $5,000 to his daughter as a wedding present, prosecutors said. After losing re-election in an August 2012 membership vote, Hamilton took $71,000 from the slate fund and distributed more than $35,000 each to two other top Local 324 officials, according to federal officials. Hamilton structured and laundered this money by distributing it in a series of seventeen checks with false dates, all for amounts under $10,000, officials said. Hamilton also is charged with embezzling Local 324 funds and Local 324 pension funds by spending more than $50,000 on special rims for his own union-issued Cadillac DTS, as well as expensive meals and liquor at restaurants for little or no union business purpose. Hamilton faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on each of the four counts of extortion, conspiracy to commit extortion, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit honest services mail and wire fraud in the Indictment.

“Labor unions exist for the benefit of their members, not to line the pockets of the union leaders,” U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said. “Hard-working union members deserve honest representation, and leaders who exploit their positions for personal gain will be brought to justice.”

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