- The use of a union, benefit plan (i.e. pension plan,)
contractor, and/or industry for personal benefit by illegal means. This abuse may take
the form of collusive arrangements between union officials and employers that occur at the
expense of union members or corruption within the unions themselves. It also occurs when
organized crime groups infiltrate unions.
Internal Union Corruption
- Criminal abuse of union power
- Improper collective bargaining agreements.
- False reports on ERISA required documents.
- The involvement of a member or associate of a traditional or non-traditional organized crime
family or group, or a subject with a felony criminal history in a union.
- Use of union funds or property for acts of violence.
Improper Labor Management Relations
- Payoffs from management to corrupt union officials
- Coercion of employers by union officials
- Sweetheart deals
Employee Benefit Plan Fraud
- False reports to ERISA plan such as underreporting true number of participants in remittances to plans.
Unemployment insurance (UI) fraud
- Disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) fraud
- Identity theft
Department of Labor employee misconduct
- DOL contract fraud
- Embezzlement of Title Five funds
- Workforce Investment Act (WIA) fraud, theft or embezzlement
- Workforce development board misconduct/fraud
- National Emergency Grant fraud
Fraudulent Use of Office of Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Foreign labor certification fraud
Job Corps fraud
- Theft of Job Corps funds
- One-Stop abuse
Worker health and workplace safety
Mine safety issues
Davis Bacon fraud