Broncos Tickets?

Big Labor bosses in Colorado have been caught with their hands in the cookie jar again. This time, they used $61,600 of workers’ dues money to buy Denver Broncos season tickets.

As the Face the State blog reports:

According to reports filed with the U.S. Department of Labor, over the past two years the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 union spent more than $150,000 of its budget on “entertainment” that included season tickets to Denver Broncos home games.

Since 2006, the UFCW has spent $61,600 on football tickets, about half of which was on two years worth of season tickets to Broncos games. Now who do you think is getting access to the seats? While the cashier at your local grocery store – most likely required to pay union dues as a condition of employment – has ponied up for the tickets through mandatory dues, we’re guessing he hasn’t gotten to enjoy the view from Invesco Field.

Unfortunately, Big Labor was able to defeat a recent Right to Work referendum in the state so workers still have little recourse against this abuse of trust.