Government Union Campaign Spending (2010-2016)
It is a crime for elected officials to use public resources for politics. Yet, public resources are used to funnel union dues and campaign contributions from workers' paychecks to union leaders. Since 2010, PSEA, AFSCME 13, SEIU, UFCW and PFT unions have contributed $18 million from Political Action Committees. These same unions reported spending $40 million on “political activities and lobbying” using union dues. The following Pennsylvania elected officials are the largest recipients of government union PAC contributions.
Solution: Lawmakers should end this unfair use of public resources to collect political money by passing paycheck protection. Paycheck protection strengthens the rights of teachers and state workers, giving them power over their own money and choice of political association.