The Center for Union Facts (CUF) released a study that found that from 2010 to 2017 multiple labor unions sent more than $1.3 billion in membership dues to left-wing groups without alerting their members.
Some of the organizations that benefited from the union donations include Planned Parenthood, The Clinton Foundation, Center for American Progress, Democracy Alliance, America Votes and the Democratic Governors Association.
Democratic groups and organizations aligned with the party’s agenda received a combined total of $401,418,532 from labor unions.
“Union leadership provides a reliable ATM for the Democratic Party and liberal special interest groups across the country, whether employees agree or not. Union members are right to support the Employee Rights Act, which would protect their paychecks and hold union officials accountable.”
“The Employee Rights Act (ERA), which is now co-sponsored by more than 180 senators and House members, would protect employees’ paychecks by requiring union leadership to obtain prior approval before spending member dues on political advocacy. Roughly 80 percent of Americans—including those in union households—support paycheck protection and other ERA reforms,” writes CUF.
This act would no longer allow unions to use membership fees to support causes that their members may or may not agree with.
“For years, labor unions have hijacked member dues to fund Planned Parenthood, Emily’s List, and other pro-abortion groups,” said Luka Ladan, communications director for the CUF. “Yet many union members oppose the abortion lobby. The Employee Rights Act would require union officials to obtain permission before spending dues dollars on left-wing political advocacy.”