Union boss John Dougherty, Philadelphia political kingmaker, convicted on conspiracy, bribery charges along with Councilman Bobby Henon

Philadelphia Councilman Bobby Henon prioritized the whims of his political patron, IBEW Local 98’s John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty, over those of Philly residents, federal prosecutors alleged. Jurors agreed that the duo worked behind the scenes to illegally impose the union’s will throughout the city.
By Rick Rickman

Government unions in Pa. starting to lose millions

Unions could avoid the ongoing membership exodus if they focused on offering better services rather than acting as a political money funnel. But instead, they’ve sent the Freedom Foundation staff death threats, nasty emails and threatening voicemails–merely for telling their members the truth.
By Hunter Tower