Union Boss: "I broke the law all the time"

A long-time Washington state union boss has written a book with a startling admission. “Smiling Joe” Miller admits he “broke the law all the time” by passing envelops of cash to lawmakers, converted campaign checks into hard-to trace cash, illegally shifted campaign expenses onto the books of labor unions, and did campaign work while on union payroll.

Sadly, this is not “breaking news.” Because union officials enjoy the privilege of compulsion — forcing workers to pay-up or be fired — it is no surprise that this goes on inside the Big Labor Empire. As a wise senator from Arkansas who was overseeing a United State Senate Committee investigating misdeeds in the union movement once stated, “compulsion and corruption go hand in hand.”