Where Do Union Dues Go?


Leading Union Political Campaign Contributors
  Democrats Republicans  
American Fed. of State, County, & Municipal Employees $40,281,900 $547,700  
Intel Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 29,705,600 679,000  
National Education Association 27,679,300 2,005,200  
Service Employees International Union 26,368,470 98,700  
Communication Workers of America 26,305,500 125,300  
Service Employees International Union 26,252,000 1,086,200  
Laborers Union 25,734,000 138,000  
American Federation of Teachers 25,682,800 200,000  
United Auto Workers 25,082,200 182,700  
Teamsters Union 24,926,400 1,822,000  
Carpenters and Joiners Union 24,094,100 658,000  
Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union 23,875,600 226,300  
United Food and Commercial Workers Union 23,182,000 334,200  
AFL-CIO 17,124,300 713,500  
Sheet Metal Workers Union 16,347,200 342,800  
Plumbers & Pipefitters Union 14,790,000 818,500  
Operating Engineers Union 13,840,000 2,309,500  
Airline Pilots Association 12,806,600 2,398,300  
International Association of Firefighters 12,421,700 2,685,400  
United Transportation Workers 11,807,000 1,459,300  
Ironworkers Union 11,638,900 936,000  
American Postal Workers Union 11,633,100 544,300  
Nat’l Active & Retired Fed. Employees Association 8,135,400 2,294,600  
Seafarers International Union 6,726,800 1,281,300  
Source: Center for Responsive Politics, Washington, D.C.

H/T  Kelleigh

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To the union thugs, that’s where.


This looks like white man’s welfare. Thank you for the post. It explains a lot about the democratic party!


Demonrats have no compunction about wasting “other people’s money”.

Gail Tewalt
Gail Tewalt

They go to the organizations that gave you a 40-hour work week, safety measures that mean you still have all your fingers, and maybe your life, and to end child labor. Much of what YOU take for granted was won with the sweat and blood of union workers. States with strong unions have a higher overall wage base for ALL workers, and a better standard of living for all. Public sector union jobs ended patronage in Wisconsin and other states – but now those protections are ending and patronage is already being revived in Wis. As for wasting other people’s… Read more »

Gail Tewalt
Gail Tewalt

Koch Brothers – typo noted.