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Oregon’s SEIU Lobbyist Paid over $114,000, Members Aren’t Told Budget Story

January 8, 2018

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:

http://seiu503.org/members/contract-benefits/contract/all-other-contracts/

http://seiu503.org/member/homecare-worker-hcw/contract/

http://seiu503.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2016-Bylaws-Combined-Updated-10.24.17.pdf

 

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???

Other facts:

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?

More to come on this story!

One Response to Oregon’s SEIU Lobbyist Paid over $114,000, Members Aren’t Told Budget Story

  • Roy Moore says:

    I was a state employee for 14 years. I have nothing but contempt and scorn for the union. I pray the crooked dealings of the union are exposed and people go to jail. How much does that union drive the work and words of Kate Brown? Too much whatever it is. Tks. Roy M.

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