Workers who are forced to join unions and pay union dues are really forced to support Big Labor’s political agenda. Local unions support the national union organizations that not only fund left-wing political candidates like Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, but progressive issues as well. It does not matter to union bosses if Big Labor’s agenda is at odds with their members’ moral beliefs and principles.
In 2016, if you belonged to a teacher union, building trade union, or public sector union, you were one of Hillary Clinton’s top supporters. Together these unions sent Mrs. Clinton’s campaign almost $30 million. Were you a Donald Trump supporter in 2016? If you paid union dues, chances are your hard-earned money ended up funding Mrs. Clinton instead. (OpenSecrets.org)
If you belonged to a public sector union, transportation union, industrial union, or building trade union, you were one of Nancy Pelosi’s top supporters in 2016. Together these unions gave her a quarter of a million dollars last cycle alone. (OpenSecrets.org)
Big Labor is a major supporter of pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood and America Votes. AFSCME, UFCW, and SEIU donated almost half a million dollars to Planned Parenthood in 2014. In 2016, AFT, SEIU, UFCW, NEA, AFSCME, IUPE, and IUPAT gave over one million dollars to Planned Parenthood and America Votes. (FEC; FreeBeacon.com)
Sanctuary Cities / Illegal Immigration
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka railed against President Trump’s plan to crack down on sanctuary cities, calling the “…failure of the ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill in Senate…” a “…win for America’s communities.” The AFL-CIO also stood against President Trump’s travel ban and spread false information about the policy. (AFL-CIO; TheStand.org)
AFSCME believes they must “…support and advance legislation to promote research relating to gun violence as a public health crisis.” AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka was on former Vice President Joe Biden’s gun violence task force. The organization has backed anti-gun legislation for decades. (AFSCME; RedState.com; AFL-CIO)