Members of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers pay an average of $76.05 towards the salaries and expense reimbursements the union pays its top officers, plus $83.20 to cover the cost of conferences including officer trips to Switzerland and Italy.
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A total of 428 American labor union officers and employees were paid more than $250,000 in 2012, in stark contrast to union propaganda expressing solidarity with “the middle class.”
Media Trackers has compiled a least of all senators who have publicly indicated how they plan to vote on the Syria war resolution in the Senate.
Several hundred American labor leaders are paid over $250,000 per year in money taken from workers’ paychecks, despite union claims of speaking for “working families” against “corporate greed” and other popular leftist boogeymen.
Although President Obama claimed during a press conference today that he never set a “red line” regarding Syrian use or distribution of chemical weapons, the White House repeatedly said the red line was the official policy of the U.S. and the Obama administration.