big-labor

Sketchy Super PACs

The labor battle in Missouri is becoming supersized because of union super PACs. Unions can support politicians (just Democrats, of course) and policies through super PACs, which would be largely funded by dues money. Unions have plenty of cash to throw toward political interests, but now union leaders have promised to focus on “electing Democratic state legislators” in Republican states.

Super PACs supersize union political spending

By Nathan A. Benefield, newpittsburghcourieronline.com

Last month, a federal judge ruled that a new breed of political money machines—called “super PACs”—can get involved in Pennsylvania elections using an unlimited amount of union dues money. Well-known on the federal landscape, these supersized political action committees (PACs) will soon amplify the already dominant role unions play at election time.

“Worker Committees” a $15 Million SEIU Project

Labor Pains

We’ve covered the SEIU-led campaign to organize fast food restaurants without a secret ballot—a.k.a. by “card check”—since it began nearly two years ago. It’s a big push by one of America’s most aggressive labor organizations get two big “wins” for the union: A minimum-wage hike—which our research shows would benefit SEIU directly in addition to hurting non-unionized SEIU competitors—and a national card-check unionization of the fast food industry.

UAW Union Dues: A Royal Mess

By Tucker Nelson, Americans For Tax Reform

Bob King, President of the United Auto Workers union, said in a press conference on January 15th that the union plans to raise dues. He stated that his members will “overwhelmingly support a 25 percent dues hike.” The current dues are equivalent to 2 hours of a worker’s pay a month and the proposed increase would bring it to 2.5 hours.