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Shakedown

This is one of the most important stories not to get much publicity:

The mighty Service Employees International Union (SEIU) plans to spend some $150 million in this year’s election, most of it to get Barack Obama and other Democrats elected. Where’d they get that much money?

That’s a question the Departments of Labor and Justice are being asked to investigate by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. Specifically, the labor watchdog group wants Justice to query a new SEIU policy that appears to coerce local workers into funding the parent union’s national political priorities.

That’s just a taste of the shakedown engaged in by organizations like SEIU. Read the whole thing. And remember that in addition to giving its members the “nice job you have . . . be a shame if anything were to happen to it” spiel, SEIU and other like minded organizations want to ditch democracy in the workplace.

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