Allen West Targeted by Big Labor's Purple Wave of Alinskyites and SEIU Front Groups
Rep. Allen West (R-FL), a decorated Army veteran, certainly won’t cower behind his desk with news that the SEIU is paying people to protest his offices. The Palm Beach Post reports:
A union-financed group is going after U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, using the anti-corporate language of the Occupy Wall Street movement from an office in the Corporate Building on Corporate Way in West Palm Beach.
Stand Up Florida has organized several recent anti-West protests and hired about 10 canvassers at $10 to $12 an hour for a five-week effort to build a “movement” in the newly drawn Palm Beach-Treasure Coast congressional district where West is running this year.
With at least two full-time employees and a tiny office on the second floor of the Corporate Building, Stand Up Florida is financed by a liberal group called One Miami. State records list One Miami’s directors as Service Employees International Union Florida State Council President Monica Russo, SEIU Florida Vice President Martha Baker and SEIU Florida executive board member Eric Brakken.
One Miami spokesman Jose Suarez said the financial backers of his group, which has about a dozen full-time employees, include the SEIU and a group called Florida New Majority.
All of this is just another outrageous example of the SEIU using members due’s money for politics.