Every contribution this year to union front We Are Ohio’s political action committee has come from a labor union, the group’s July semiannual campaign finance report reveals.
Campaign finance reports filed on January 31 serve as a reminder that Big Labor holds the purse strings of the Ohio Democratic Party (ODP).
Labor union payments to far-left activist group ProgressOhio are approaching half a million dollars, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) records reveal. ProgressOhio Executive Director Brian Rothenberg, whose job consists chiefly of railing against corporations and the wealthy, was paid $110,124 in 2011.
Two Montgomery County Board of Elections members removed by Secretary of State Jon Husted failed to convince a federal judge that they should be immediately reinstated. Democrats Thomas Ritchie and Dennis Lieberman were dismissed in August by Husted, a Republican, after they violated an August 15 Husted directive setting uniform early voting hours in all 88 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 — […]