Unions Gouge DNC with $927,500 in Soft Money

The Democratic Nat. Committee was the last of the six major party committees to report soft money contributions for Jan.-Jun. 1999, and the amount raked in from unions is staggering. DNC took in $927,500 in union soft money, some from several of America’s most corrupt unions like the Am. Fed. of State, County & Municipal Employees and the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Int’l Union.

Here are the six month totals according to Public Disclosure, Inc.: Communications Workers of Am. $225,000; Int’l Ass’n of Machinists $95,000; Int’l Bhd. of Electrical Workers $87,500; United Ass’n of Plumbing & Pipe Fitters $85,000; Int’l Ass’n of Fire Fighters $80,000; Sheet Metal Workers $75,000; Am. Fed. of Teachers $65,000; Nat. Edu. Ass’n $50,000; United Food & Commercial Workers $50,000; AFSCME $40,000; Am. Fed. of Gov’t Employees $25,000; AFL-CIO $25,000; HERE $25,000.