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The Great & Mighty Union Machine

THE GREAT & MIGHTY Ladies and Gentlemen! Step right up and behold the miracle of modern manufacturing that is the Wonderful Union Machine! The closest thing to a perpetual motion machine that Man has ever seen! The transformation is stunning as, before your very eyes, they turn union workers' hard earned money into ever more union workers who can give ever UNIONMACHINE more money to the union! Behold.. 1 Collect Dues This last year, unions collected $14 billion in dues from their members, 2 OVERHEAD O COLLECT DUES taking an average of $855 a year from their paychecks. $346K SPENT BY THE UAW ON GOLF OUTINGS $14B IN UNION DUES COLLECTED IN 2011 THE GREAT POOL OF Waste $ On Overhead UNION DUES The UAW has spent $5,000 on fly- swatters bearing their logo, $33,000 on bowling ball buffers and bags, & $346,000 on golf outings. ΘLOBΥΙNG 436 REGISTERED UNION LOBBYISTS O Spend S On Lobbying 4 POLITICS Since 2008, unions have spent $183 million on lobbying, employing an army of 436 registered lobbyists. 94% OF LABOR MONEY WENT TO DEMOCRATS IN COMPENSATION TO HEAD O Spend S On Politics $618K OF LABORER'S UNION IN 2010 Of the $70 million labor donated in 2010, 94% went to Democrats, even though 37% of union households voted for a Republican. ORGANIZING & REPRESENTATION 5 PASS UNION- FRIENDLY LAWS 10X $3.6M BY THE SEN FOR PAID TO ACORN 6 Pass Union-Friendly Laws/ Increase Size Of Government MORE UNION MONEY WENT TO "YES" VOTES ON CARD CHECK THAN TO "NO" VOTES ORGANIZING INCREASE SIZE OF GOVT The union membership rate for govern- ment workers is 37% - more than five times higher than the 7% rate for the private-sector. OF THE NEA'S BUDGET 15% IS SPENT ACTUALLY Spend S On Organizing & Representation NEW UNION MEMBER! REPRESENTING MEMBERS 53% of union households DISAGREE that "unions give members their money's worth for the dues that they pay." A WORKFORCE FAIRNESS National Institute for Labor Relations Research, Center for Public Integrity, Reuters, Open SOURCES: Secrets, National ExitPoll, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington Post, Union Facts, Harris Interactive. For full source list and links, please go to INSTITUTE

The Great & Mighty Union Machine

shared by targetpoint on Apr 23
Big Labor has established a system that uses hard-earned dues from union members in ways that benefit few outside the bosses themselves. Dollars go toward waste and overhead, lobbying and politics, a...


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