Wealthy leftists help unions bankroll ‘progressive’ groups
Committee on States, a project of the secretive Democracy Alliance, is helping labor unions and leftist millionaires coordinate advocacy for big government in 20 states.
Teachers squeezed for $27 million in union political spending
American Federation of Teachers reported $24.9 million in political and lobbying expenditures during its most recent fiscal year, but even that figure understates the union’s actual spending on politics.
Workers stuck paying plush AFL-CIO union salaries
AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C., used money taken from workers to pay union officers and employees an average of $89,328 during fiscal 2014.
Union calls Walmart owners robbers
This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. Accusing Walmart’s owners of “robbing America,” a labor union fueled by workers’ mandatory dues led protests recently demanding full-time hours and $15 hourly wages for the mega-retailer’s employees. Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., says the company has | Read More »
Union bosses take big bucks from boilermakers
Three International Brotherhood of Boilermakers officers were paid more than $500,000 during the union’s fiscal year ending June 30.
Union boss paid $154 an hour pushes for minimum wage hike
Studies have shown minimum wage hikes reduce employment among young, unskilled workers.
Liberty Foundation teams up to tackle national workforce woes
Workforce participation has plummeted to lows not seen since the 1970s.
Unions take dues from more than 250,000 public workers
Siphoning away taxpayer money to support the unions’ shared goal of bigger government.
State, local laws force public employees to pay labor unions
Taxpayer money goes to mandatory labor union “fair share” or “agency” fees in Washington, D.C,. and 23 states.
Big Labor millionaires lead ‘income equality’ convention
Several of America’s wealthiest union bosses spoke at the convention. The event’s theme? “Building the movement for income equality.”
Teacher union boss pay refutes ‘solidarity’ rhetoric
This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. Teachers union presidents Randi Weingarten and Lily Eskelsen Garcia claim to speak for American workers, but collect huge salaries from the very educators they accuse taxpayers of shortchanging. Weingarten was paid $543,150 in 2013 as president of American Federation | Read More »
Meet the bosses: Big Labor’s top 100
Reports to the U.S. Department of Labor reveal 472 union officers and employees were paid more than $250,000 in 2013.