Posts tagged "Michigan"

MSEIU: Bad Ethics in Play at Healthcare Union?

The investigation is ongoing, but it would appear that bad ethics are in play at the Michigan’s Service Employee International Union (MSEIU). The 9,000-member union has revealed that the union’s president, Marge Robinson and the union’s secretary-treasurer, Shalaya Bryant have been removed from office while officials try to determine where missing funds have gone.

The MSEIU is not revealing the amount of money that has gone missing but that fact alone should be cause enough for worry. If it were a few hundred bucks here and there, it is doubtful the major investigation along with “removal” would have occurred. All the union is revealing is that the missing amount is significant.

Continue Reading

Posted by Chuck Gallagher in ethics and tagged , , , ,

What have all the Ethics gone? Seems that Fraud is rampant! Business Ethics expert Chuck Gallagher comments

All too often I’m asked, especially as we review this past year on the anniversary month of the disclosure of Bernie Madoff’s fraud, whether fraud should decrease since we are more focused on ethics and ethical choices. Unfortunately, as I see it the answer is a resounding no!   Fraud is rampant. Yet, the Ethics Resource Center in their new 2009 biennial National Business Ethics Survey reported a surprising conclusion:

We behave better in bad times.  “Contrary to what one might expect, misconduct declines in turbulent economic times and rises when the pressure’s off,” the report says.  When asked about specific abuses or ethical lapses – such as misusing company resources, lying to outside stakeholders or falsifying time or expenses – a smaller percentage of U.S. workers observed problems this year compared with the 2007 survey, taken before the recession began.  “Yet our research suggests that the improvements in ethical conduct will be temporary,” warned the ethics center’s CEO, Patricia Harned.

Continue Reading

Posted by Chuck Gallagher in business ethics, Choices and Consequences, Church Fraud, embezzlement, ethics, fraud, Fraud Pure and Simple, legal, New Website, prison, Scams, white collar crime and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,