NYC More Evidence Forced Union Dues = Forced Politics


Big City Union Bosses are bankrolling Mayor de Blasio’s lobbying arm, $1 million of his lobby’s $1.7 million receipts during the past seven months came from four forced-union dues funded sources:

Some of the city’s biggest unions and some powerful businesses interests are bankrolling the organization created by Mayor de Blasio’s political team to lobby for his agenda, records released Tuesday show.

The Campaign for One New York has received a total of $1.7 million in less than seven months – and about three-quarters of that, $1.2 million, came from just five donors, the records show.

The American Federation of Teachers gave the most, at $350,000. The health care union 1199 SEIU gave $250,000, and the union UNITE HERE – which was once headed by de Blasio’s cousin, John Wilhelm – ponied up $200,000.

And NY Progress, a political action committee founded by the United Federation of Teachers and the Communication Workers of America, gave $175,000.
The only donor in the top five that wasn’t connected to the labor movement was the Rockefeller Family Foundation, which made donations totaling $250,000.