(The source for this story, and one who wrote most of it is Avery Horton)
With the Janus case being discussed at the Supreme Court, this story from my other page back in January is even more appropriate.
Doing some deep study and public records requests have found some interesting things about Oregon’s most powerful and politically active public employee union.
This is only the tip of the SEIU LOCAL 503 ICEBERG!
Any efforts to educate members about the LM-2 report are thwarted by SEIU LOCAL 503 leadership. Any request to have a printed copy of the LM-2 report at monthly meetings has been denied each time.
(THIS is the LM-2 which shows the budget for SEIU including the over $13 MILLION spent on “lobbying” and “political activities”) If you are a member, have you seen this?
SEIU LOCAL 503 provides a link on its website to these documents as PDFs that you can download with a click:
SEIU LOCAL 503 leadership does not provide a link to the LM-2 report on its website as PDFs that you can download with a click:
Q) Why does SEIU LOCAL 503 leadership provide a link to the CBAs as PDFs that you can download with a click?
A) Because SEIU LOCAL 503 leadership wants you to have this information.
Q) Why doesn’t SEIU LOCAL 503 leadership provide a link to the LM-2 report as PDFs that you can download with a click?
A) By logical deduction, because SEIU LOCAL 503 leadership does not want you to have this information.
I have discovered that a single check for $750,000 of your dues money was issued to OUR OREGON in 2016.
HERE are Local 503 Salaries. Note Melissa Unger gets over $114,000, a $10,000 raise over last year!! If you are a member, did you know this???
1) Melissa Unger is the Political Director of SEIU LOCAL 503. Melissa Unger is the Board Secretary of OUR OREGON.
2) Ben Unger is the Executive Director of OUR OREGON and the brother of Melissa Unger.
Think there’s any connection?