Labor Racketeering Program Law and Legal Definition

Labor racketeering program is a program initiated by the office of Inspector General (OIG) working under the Department of Labor. The OIG initiated program functions to conduct criminal investigation to combat the influence of labor racketeering and organized crimes in the nation’s labor unions. Labor racketeering refers to the act of infiltration, domination, and/or use of a union or employee benefit plan for personal benefit by illegal, violent, or fraudulent means. Organized crime under labor racketeering means as act carried out by groups with a formalized structure whose primary objective is to obtain money through illegal activities.