Phyllis Schlafly – Union Political Spending in 2012


Phyllis Schlafly, on comments on union bosses’ use of forced dues to elect President Obama to his second term. 

Today we are inaugurating Barack Obama for his second term. Let’s talk about just one of the reasons he won his campaign for reelection. The union called SEIU was the top spender on Democratic campaigns this year, surpassing even President Obama’s main super PAC. SEIU claims its members knocked on more than 2.5 million doors in eight battleground states, including 400,000 doors in Ohio alone.

These government workers unions work for a lot of questionable projects other than increasing their own pay. The government workers union known as SEIU (Service Employees International Union) spent $500,000 and the California teachers union spent $1,250,000 to defeat Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative to protect traditional marriage. After the voters approved Prop 8, over 50 unions signed a brief asking the courts to overturn the will of the people. Another of the major government employee unions is the National Education Association, which exerts tremendous influence on education policies and spending.


Contributing Editor, Phyllis Schlafly, is the Founder and President of Eagle Forum, a national radio show host, and a best-selling author.