Union Dues Fuel New Union Front Groups; Obama DOL Eliminated Public Disclosure
Within hours of the Obama’s swearing-in as POTUS, his Big Labor appointees at the U.S. Department rescinded union financial disclosure that would have shed light on the SEIU front groups in the following Daily Caller report.
Using forced union dues money taken from workers often without their consent is being used to build a network of at least eight community-organizing groups, some of which function alongside the Occupy Wall Street movement, a Daily Caller investigation shows. Incorporated by the SEIU as local non-profits, the groups are waging concerted local political campaigns to publicly attack conservative political figures, banks, energy companies and other corporations.
Each local group has portrayed itself as an independent community organization not tied to any special interest. But they were founded, incorporated, and led by SEIU personnel.
The individual activist groups use benign-sounding names including This Is Our DC; Good Jobs, Great Houston; Good Jobs, Better Baltimore; Good Jobs Now in Detroit; Fight for Philly; One Pittsburgh; Good Jobs LA; and Minnesotans for a Fair Economy.
In reality, they are creations of the wealthy and influential labor union, amounting to a secret network of new SEIU front groups.