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SEIU Chief Mary Kay Henry says she is “worried” because Donald Trump appeals to “so many” of her union members.
Henry says the nation’s largest public union will be spending millions of taxpayer dollars to try to stop him.
SEIU union goons pressuring membership to stop supporting Trump: "We’re doing one-on-ones with every one of our members right now because 64% of our public members identify as conservative and are much more interested in the Republican debate than the Democratic debate". One of the nation's most influential labor union says it revving up its fight against Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump to keep him out of the White House. Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union, said she has directed her 2.1 million members to help defeat the business mogul who has won over many working-class voters.
Henry went on to say that 64% of the SEIU members are conservative — Yet the union spends all of their taxpayer dollars to support radical liberal Democrats!
America’s four largest labor unions spent more than $179 million last year promoting big government, and did so using taxpayer money.
By Jason Hart | Watchdog.org
Last year, NEA, SEIU, AFT and AFSCME gave $1.4 million to Mi Familia Vota and $300,000 to National Council of La Raza, activist groups demanding amnesty and discounted in-state college tuition rates for illegal immigrants.
The four unions gave activist group Americans United for Change, a nonprofit promoting President Obama’s agenda, $1,508,500 last year. They paid Ballot Initiative Strategy Center $630,000 for help pushing state minimum-wage hikes.
National Public Pension Coalition, a defender of costly defined-benefit pensions against proposed reforms, received a total of $425,000 from NEA, SEIU, AFT and AFSCME last year.
Americans United for Change wasn’t the only all-purpose progressive group receiving public union money to push the unions’ policy wish list.
Progressive think tank Center for American Progress and its CAP Action arm, both heavily staffed with allies of President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, received $605,000 from NEA, SEIU, AFT and AFSCME.
Union think tank Economic Policy Institute received $523,000 from the four unions, while union front Jobs With Justice received $361,800. Progressive States Network — now part of the leftist State Innovation Exchange — received $345,000.
Several other progressive nonprofits received large payments from two or three of the top taxpayer-funded unions.
AFSCME, NEA and SEIU gave activist group America Votes $2.1 million, paid left-wing donor network Democracy Alliance $340,000, and gave $100,000 to Democracy Alliance project Committee on States.
In a labor movement shrinking as a percentage of America’s workforce, public-sector unions play an increasingly powerful role.
With 1.6 million and 1.3 million members, respectively, AFT and AFSCME are the largest unions in the AFL-CIO coalition. SEIU has 1.9 million members and steers its own Change to Win coalition, while the independent NEA has nearly 3 million members.
Based on the unions’ annual reports to the U.S. Department of Labor, last year AFSCME spent $65 million on campaign contributions, lobbying and political advocacy ,while SEIU spent $52 million, NEA spent $35 million and AFT spent $27 million.
“It is impossible to bargain collectively with the government.”
That wasn’t Newt Gingrich, or Ron Paul, or Ronald Reagan talking. That was George Meany -- the former president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O -- in 1955. Government unions are unremarkable today, but the labor movement once thought the idea absurd.
Public sector unions insist on laws that serve their interests -- at the expense of the common good.
The founders of the labor movement viewed unions as a vehicle to get workers more of the profits they help create. Government workers, however, don’t generate profits. They merely negotiate for more tax money. When government unions strike, they strike against taxpayers. F.D.R. considered this “unthinkable and intolerable.”
Government collective bargaining means voters do not have the final say on public policy. Instead their elected representatives must negotiate spending and policy decisions with unions. That is not exactly democratic – a fact that unions once recognized.
originally posted by: tinner07
So whats your point? Somebody says something and that represents all union workers? unionphobia you should be ashamed
originally posted by: greencmp
a reply to: introvert
Interestingly, I support associations so trade unions can participate in politics. They are in fact political organizations.
Don't get me wrong, I have lots of complaints about them but their existence isn't one of them.
originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed
originally posted by: tinner07
my other question is " how are you forced to pay dues" ?
By choice of keeping your job or losing it. If you don't pay dues, you are booted out of your job. It isn't rocket science.