Behind BarsSome time ago, I wrote about union THUGS (The Helpful Union Guys) that tormented merit shops to force contractors to use union labor on projects. The THUGS set fire to equipment, beat contractors with baseball bats, and picketed apartment complexes where contractors lived.

Recently two of the ten union members plead guilty to arson-related charges, including two counts of maliciously damaging property by means of fire, extortion, and RICO conspiracy charges.

For their actions, the union members are looking at up to 110 years in prison and over $1 million in fines.  The judge is expected to sentence them in early 2015.