Staff writer Bill McMorris writing in the Washington Free Beacon, April 1:
Labor giant [Service Employees International Union] spent more than $100 million on union overhead and political activities in 2014, according to federal labor filings released Tuesday evening. The union collected about $320 million from its 1.8 million members, who are primarily government employees and health care workers. For every $3 that a union member contributed to its coffers, $1 went to functions outside of membership services. . . .
The union spent about $48 million on “political activities and lobbying” on the year. It was the seventh biggest spender at the federal level, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, with all the money going to support Democratic candidates and associated liberal campaign apparatus.