The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is well known for it’s head cracking tactics. But in Michigan it seems they are branching out and will forever be known for it’s Campaign Finance Shenanigans as well.
According to a Press Release from the Michigan’s Department of State Office, SEIU will have to pay almost $200,000, the second largest fine in the state’s history, because they failed to disclose the fact that they bankrolled Proposal 4 in 2012:
LANSING, Mich. – In what is the second-largest fine of its kind, the Service Employees International Union will pay $199,000 in penalties after the Michigan Department of State found there may have been campaign finance violations, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today.
The penalties are part of a conciliation agreement reached by the department with Citizens for Affordable Quality Home Care and Home Care First, Inc., related to a 2012 ballot question to amend the state Constitution. Violations included commingling of funds; late filings; not identifying all accounts used; and not providing complete or accurate campaign statements. When combined with late filing fees already paid, they will have paid more than $205,000 in fines.
Proposal 4 was SEIU’s attempt to put a forced unionization scheme into the State’s Constitution. Fortunately it was defeated.
To read more about Proposal 4 go Here.