Fargo Union Tried To Hold Charitable Benefit For A Fake Baby

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The Fargo Teamsters story just keeps getting uglier and uglier:

FARGO – The manager of the Teamsters bar and gaming facility in Fargo was fired in 2011 after she objected to a supervisor’s suggestion that the bar host a phony charity event for a nonexistent sick infant to boost business. …

The IRB report stated that in March 2010, Brad Slawson Sr. hired Todd Chester, a family friend, as a part-time consultant for the Teamsters Club in Fargo.

Chester later became a part-time employee. Unlike the full-time bar employees, Chester received health insurance benefits.

The IRB report said that, based on information from former employees, Chester at one point suggested the bar run a fake benefit for a nonexistent sick baby or other false cause to generate more sales.

The bar’s manager at the time, LeAnn Krebsbach, objected to the idea and was fired shortly thereafter, the report said.

Unions are infamous for embedding labor contracts with rules that make it almost impossible to terminate incompetent employees. But the union’s own employees, apparently, can be terminated at will for refusing to go along with fraud.

The irony is so thick you could cut it with a knife.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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