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Big Labor Bosses Make Way More than Michigan Workers (But aren't leftists for the little guy?)
National Review ^ | 12-13-2012 | Jillian Kay Melchior

Posted on 12/13/2012 5:29:44 PM PST by smoothsailing

December 13, 2012

Big Labor Bosses Make Way More than Michigan Workers

By Jillian Kay Melchior

It pays big to be a union boss. That’s something to remember as Big Labor leaders decry Michigan’s new right-to-work law. After all, those union dues are supporting their rock-and-roll lifestyles.

About 45 different unions operate in Michigan — and 33 of those unions’ presidents make enough yearly to be considered millionaires by Obama’s definition.

The latest numbers from the Office of Labor Management Standards show that when General President Michael Sullivan retired from the Sheet Metal Workers Association last year, he was drawing $1,043,023 in compensation. That’s around 18 times the amount that sheet workers make in Michigan. Then again, Sullivan’s fat wallet hasn’t stopped him from complaining about “wealthy individuals who broke our economy.”  

Robert Scardelletti of the Transportation Communications International Union made $748,531 last year from his union work. Maybe that six-figure salary was his inspiration when he claimed that “the GOP is out to destroy [American workers’] way of life.”

Meanwhile, the president emeritus — emeritus! — of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers drew $675,780 in 2011. That’s quite a retirement package, at twelve times more than Michigan’s iron workers make in a year.

And then there’s William Hite of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union. He made $475,166 in 2011, about nine times what Michigan’s plumbers and pipefitters earn a year.

But Newton Jones, international president of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, really takes the cake. In 2011, he got a $607,022 compensation package. Throughout the recession, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers has kept not one but two private planes, and an investigation by the Kansas City Star also found that Boilermakers leaders often receive free cars when they retire. Though Michigan’s boilermakers earn about $67,000 a year, their dues paid for labor bosses like Newton to take cushy vacations including “exclusive pheasant hunting expeditions, fly-fishing adventures in Alaska, stays in Paris and on Marco Island, Fla.” 

No wonder union leaders are freaking out about right-to-work laws in Michigan, especially if they prove contagious. With fewer workers opting to pay dues, Big Labor’s luxury lifestyle could be in jeopardy.


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1 posted on 12/13/2012 5:29:50 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Its like somebody makes up job names just so they can be the union president the left handed lesbian midget electricians union because somebody else is already president of the right handed lesbian midget electricians union.


2 posted on 12/13/2012 5:42:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: smoothsailing
Because unions cast their lot with the mafia...they will die with the mafia.

"Hey, Guido...you talkin' to me?"

3 posted on 12/13/2012 5:44:18 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: smoothsailing

The twisted codependency between commies and the oligarchy.


4 posted on 12/13/2012 5:51:35 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: cripplecreek

Hey Bub, that's the International Brotherhood of Left Handed Lesbian Midget Electricians, and don't you forget it!

5 posted on 12/13/2012 5:54:27 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Not to be confused with the international turdburglars guild.


6 posted on 12/13/2012 5:57:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RoosterRedux

For the Freepers that would like to see how much those union bosses and their staff make go to the link and look towards the top right “Find your union” There is a lot of info there.

There is lots of nepotism in the locals as well.

http://unionfacts.com/


7 posted on 12/13/2012 6:01:02 PM PST by fudimo
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To: smoothsailing

Is Trumka Polish? You bet your sweet dupa he is! What a purely evil bastard!


8 posted on 12/13/2012 6:10:05 PM PST by vette6387
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To: smoothsailing
Tony Camargo, the New American Taliban Leader. He is Anti-Choice, Anti-Free press, Anti-Free Speech, and a terrorist. IBEW words to America: "There will be blood" sounds much like the threats from Al Qeada, Hizbolla and the Hamas. Remember this man, he is against the US people and against the rights in the US Constitution Image and video hosting by TinyPic
9 posted on 12/13/2012 6:34:37 PM PST by realcleanguy
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To: realcleanguy
He looks a lot like this guy....


10 posted on 12/13/2012 6:55:00 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: cripplecreek

When I was in the IUE, the local president was paid the highest rate to the skilled trades by the company and then he was paid another stipend from the local which amounted to about $100K.


11 posted on 12/13/2012 7:19:06 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: vette6387

His EVIL comes from his Italian mother.


12 posted on 12/13/2012 8:52:03 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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