Unions misuse members’ money for political gain

By David R. Osborne, The Mercury

If someone used your name on an election mailer to solicit votes for a candidate without your consent, you’d probably feel betrayed. But what if they sent that mailer to your spouse, lied about who you were voting for, and made you pay for it all — violating state law in the process?

NEA’S $132 MILLION INFLUENCE SPREE

By RiShawn Biddle, Dropoutnation.net

The National Education Association just filed its 2013-2014 LM-2 filing with the U.S. Department of Labor, and once again, it spent big to preserve its declining influence over education policymaking.

Official Time

GAO: Union Official Time Costs Underreported

In October, the Office of Personnel Management released the long-awaited report that estimates the cost and amount of time federal employees spend on union activities while paid as if they were on duty performing government work. OPM’s report found federal employees spent 3.4 million hours at a cost of $156 million in fiscal year 2012.