According to a new report by a watchdog group, unions gave more than a billion dollars in union dues to Democrats and liberal organizations between 2010 and 2016.
It’s more than the total amount of money spent during the presidential campaigns in that timeframe.
In other words, it’s exorbitant.
What’s most disturbing about this factoid is that nearly half of the union households from which those mandatory union dues are being exacted actually vote Republican.
So unions are extorting money from Republican workers to fund liberal Democrats.
And in some closed-shop states, workers can’t work without joining a union. Why is this still legal?
Here’s more from Daily Signal…
From 2010 to 2016 alone, unions sent more than $1.1 billion in member dues to anti-Republican advocacy groups, a nonprofit union transparency organization says.
“For decades, union officials have betrayed working Americans by spending their dues dollars to advance a left-wing political agenda—without prior approval,” Luka Ladan, communications director for the Center for Union Facts, said in a statement.
“Big Labor is now the ATM of the Democratic Party, whether employees agree or not. The Employee Rights Act would hold union officials accountable to their members, not Democratic elites.”
The center said the funds were sent to liberal and anti-Republican groups without members’ approval, to organizations such as Planned Parenthood, the Clinton Foundation, and the Democratic Governors Association.
Planned Parenthood received $805,100 and the Democratic Governors Association received $14,126,000. The Center for American Progress, a policy organization known for its liberal stance, received $6,279,591.
The Center for Union Facts says such use of member dues is inappropriate, since “40 percent of union household members vote Republican in any given election cycle.”