The two Republicans who broke ranks with their party and announced they would vote against education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos have received thousands of dollars from the nation’s largest teachers union.
The nation’s largest teachers union spends three times as much money on politics, overhead, and union administration as it does on serving its membership, according to federal labor filings.
The Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) released its list of top all-time donors. It totaled contributions from 1989 to 2012 from PACs and individuals affiliated with the heavy hitter organizations.
CRP designated each of the heavy hitters as Democrat, Republican, or “on the fence,” meaning between 40 and 59 percent was donated to each party. In some cases, percentages did not add up to 100 due to third party donations.
Two of the most powerful unions in the country have voiced objections to a bill that would provide better background checks for teachers, Campbell Brown writes in a Thursday Wall Street Journal column.
Two-thirds of the 62 groups that donated to President Barack Obama’s inauguration and were required to disclose those donations failed to do so, according to a new report.
Organizing for Action, President Barack Obama’s dark money group, will accept donations from labor unions, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
The National Education Association (NEA) faces “staggering” pension problems due to years of unchecked benefits for its members, according to Hot Air.