Big Labor is “refocusing” their political spending – funded through forced labor dues — to defeat state legislators who voted for reform measures like those in Wisconsin. Some in the media are portraying this as bad news for national Democrats who receive upwards of 93% of all union contributions, but as the head of the National Education Association (NEA) says, ” we can multitask.”
Funds gained through a confiscatory scheme that does not give workers a choice or a say in the matter gives the union bosses the ability to spend an almost unlimited about on political campaigns — and spend they will. Big labor spent over $1 billion in politics in 2010 and will break all spending records in 2012. Larry Scanlon, the political director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, says their spending alone will top the $90 million they spent last year.