SEIU member dues fund Madigan campaign’s defense in sexual harassment lawsuit

By Mailee Smith
SEIU’s political action committees gave $113,200 to Friends of Michael J. Madigan – the same election committee the longtime Illinois House speaker used to pay legal fees in a sexual harassment lawsuit against his organization.

TAGS: Alaina Hampton, dues, Illinois, Illinois General Assembly, Illinois State Board of Elections, Mike Madigan, SEIU: Service Employees International Union, sexual harrassment, Springfield

Illinois teachers saw union dues flow to Chicago groups, politics and Madigan

By Mailee Smith
Government worker unions can use their members' dues in any number of ways. The most recent federal filings of one of Illinois' largest teachers unions reveal millions of dollars directed disproportionately to Chicago and to political causes with which their members may disagree.

TAGS: AFT: American Federation of Teachers, CTU: Chicago Teachers Union, dues, IFT: Illinois Federation of Teachers