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  • Dog Bites Man in Los Angeles

    The facts of this story hardly qualify as news. Everybody knows Big Labor is indistinguishable from the Democratic Party. But the brazenness with which the president of California’s largest Service Employees International Union local used nonprofit staffers to campaign for Democrats is stunning. The Los Angeles Times reports:

    Six people who worked for either the union or the charity told The Times that [Tyrone Freeman], and others at the labor organization acting on his behalf, ordered the nonprofit’s staffers to join partisan get-out-the-vote drives and other campaign efforts during and after their regular hours. The former employees spoke on condition of anonymity because they feared retaliation and legal jeopardy. …

    The former workers say that employees were required to distribute fliers, walk precincts and staff phone banks for individual candidates and the Democratic ticket during the days leading up to primary and general elections.

    “Generally, it was door-to-door,” said a former union employee. “Every single person was required to work.”

    Also unsurprising, SEIU headquarters is claiming complete ignorance:

    An SEIU spokeswoman in Washington, D.C., said the union knew nothing about any campaign work by the charity workers or an IRS examination.

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    2 Responses to Dog Bites Man in Los Angeles

    1. William Lulias, St. says:

      It is not surprising that the unions are typically of the democratic party for their support. They backed Clinton, both times, and watched him fast track NAFTA through Congress with the jobs they thought were theirs. They did say thank-you by supporting the dems continuously since. One must ask, how bad the working man, (union employee) has it when they can take productive time to canvass voters, not to mention the record amounts of donations to the Obama campaign. Surprisingly, a large majority of union members are not voting the democratic ticket this time because they consistently ask, "what exactly are we supposed to change?" Unfortunately it appears the change that is wanted is the basic belief and structure of the country we call the United States of America. I suppose when all these "union" people stop acting like a bunch of sugared up school girls and come back to earth they will realize that their future is still governed by collective bargaining agreements, you know the process the federal government enacted with law.

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