AFSCME Campaigns

AFSCME Council 8 Uses Member Dues to Bash Romney and Praise Obama

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 8, one of Ohio’s largest public employee unions, has mimicked D.C. union bosses by releasing a steady barrage of pro-Obama, anti-Romney communications through its website. As reported by Media Trackers in July, AFSCME Council 8 pushes liberal politics on its members using money taken from […]

Campaigns

True The Vote Announces New Evidence of Voter Fraud in Ohio

Texas election integrity group True the Vote issued a release early this morning detailing new evidence of voter fraud in Ohio, New York, Rhode Island, and Florida. After comparing states’ voting records, True the Vote submitted dozens of cases to state and federal authorities. According to the release, “True the Vote found more than 19,000 […]

Campaigns

Fired Montgomery County Election Officials Sue Secretary of State

Two Montgomery County election workers fired by Secretary of State Jon Husted have filed a suit in federal court for wrongful termination, claiming their removal was arbitrary and in violation of the First Amendment.  Husted, a Republican, dismissed Democrat elections officials Thomas Ritchie and Dennis Lieberman from their positions after warning he would do so when they […]

AFSCME Organizations

Meet the Bosses: AFSCME Council 8

Although American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 8 staff and officers agitate for economic equality,  many are paid far more than the union’s members. In a 2011 report to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), AFSCME Council 8 listed 37,493 members and 2,857 “agency fee payers” who have opted out of […]

AFSCME Organizations

AFSCME Council 8 Assaults Members With Obama Campaign Hit Pieces

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 8 uses its website as a clearinghouse for left-wing propaganda, with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney currently the most popular target. Nationally, AFSCME was America’s third largest political donor from 1989-2012, giving over 90 percent of more than $48 million to Democrats. AFSCME Council […]

Organizations

Unions Plan To Recycle 2011 Campaign Rhetoric, Tactics

We Are Ohio appears ready to recycle the same rhetoric it used last year against public employee union reform in service of the Voters First Ohio redistricting campaign. Despite collecting more than 95 percent of its $42 million in contributions from labor unions in 2011 — over $20 million of that from outside Ohio — […]