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So who wants to fund a highly unpopular politician’s sexual harassment settlement on behalf of a disgraced political worker under federal investigation? Executives at Illinois’ largest public-sector labor unions.
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.
Two bills attempting to provide taxpayer-funded training programs for SEIU would have been costly for the state.
SEIU spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on things clearly unrelated to the representation of union members.
Illinois child care providers are suing to recoup the dues they were forced to pay to the Service Employees International Union.
Big spending at hotels, holiday parties and retirement events is financed by forced dues.
The flier has nothing to do with wages and benefits earned by state employees, or how their contract is enforced.
SEIU officials are telling caregivers they will lose all benefits, including health insurance and the Medicaid stipend that helps them care for their loved ones, should they opt out of paying union dues, according to training attendees.