Corrupt Unions Stuff Democratic Coffers

In the latest soft money reports, several of America’s most corrupt unions made huge payments to Democratic Party committees, according to Public Disclosure, Inc. United Bhd. of Carpenters gave $100,000 to the Dem. Cong. Camp. Committee on Jun. 30. The Longshoremen gave $100,000 to DCCC on Jun. 29. Laborers’ Int’l Union of No. Am. and the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Int’l Union both gave $50,000 to the DCCC on Jun. 21 and Jun. 30, respectively. The Longshoremen, LIUNA and HERE were cited for corruption by the 1986 President Reagan Commission on Organized Crime and have been under close scrutiny ever since. UBC has suffered corruption scandals in N.Y. and elsewhere.

Further, Am. Fed. of Teachers gave the DCCC $75,000 on Jun. 18 and $1,000 on Jun. 21. AFT gave the Dem. Sen. Camp. Committee $25,000 on Jun. 28. Communications Workers of Am. gave DSCC $50,000 on Jun. 9. The Republican Cong. Camp. Committee took in $25,000 from the Int’l Ass’n of Fire Fighters on Feb. 26.