Does Labor Lobbyist Have Unlimited Access?

How much does $60.7 million buy you? Well, for the Service Employees International Union—which spent that much to get Barack Obama elected—it appears to be lots of face time with the President. Last month, The New York Times reported that the union president, Andy Stern, has visited the White House more than anyone else. Even more than Oprah and George Clooney. According to visitor logs, Stern dropped by 22 times in the first six months—at a rate of nearly one visit per week in office. Now, Americans for Tax Reform and the Alliance for Worker Freedom are demanding that the U.S. Attorney General investigate whether Stern was involved in any illegal lobbying activities. Read their open letter here.

 

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