The 35 and their salary data were obtained by a conservative political activist group, Americans for Limited Government, which submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the DOT. A total of $4.8 million was paid by the government for the full-time salaries of the union officials.
"It is obscene that in one department alone, taxpayers are being stuck with almost $5 million in public employee union salary costs," said Bill Wilson, ALG's president. "These unions collect member dues and should pay for their own employees."
More at The Examiner and at ALG H/T to ALG
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed into law two bills that prohibit unions from collecting fees from nonunion employees, marking yet another major defeat for organized labor in the Rust Belt.
“Whoever votes for this,” Michigan Education Association President Steve Cook warned on Monday, “is not going to have any peace for the next two years.”
The next day, Democrat State Representative Douglas Geiss threatened right-to-work supporters from the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives.
“We are about to undue 100 years of [labor progress],” said Rep. Geiss. “And there will be blood.”
Thankfully, Geiss didn’t mention anything about milkshakes.
The Michigan House of Representatives Democratic Caucus even tweeted (and later deleted) Rep. Giess ominous remarks:
“We are going to undo 100 years of labor relations. And there will be blood. We will relive the Battle of the Overpass.” -Geiss