Unions claim to represent their membership. But that’s another big fat lie told by Leftists.
If the vaccine mandates taught us anything, it’s that unions don’t care about the freedom and health of their memberships. If they did, all of them would fight against the vaccine mandates being proposed by America’s brain-dead moronic president.
Instead, the unions have been quiet. Perhaps even quietly paid off. Correction: pays of the union leadership.
But when union leadership isn’t getting kickback and other cushy deals, they simply take what they want from their members. Such was the case with the SEIU chief in California.
Here is how SFG.com described it:
The top staff member at California’s largest labor union has resigned after she and her husband were charged with felonies including tax fraud.
Alma Hernandez served as executive director for SEIU California since 2016. The union represents more than 700,000 workers and is politically influential, regularly donating millions to Democratic candidates. The Sacramento Bee first reported the charges and her resignation.
Attorney General Rob Bonta said Wednesday his office filed charges against Hernandez and her husband, Jose Moscoso, on Oct. 4.
They were charged with five felony counts of filing false tax returns, allegedly under-reporting their income by about $1.4 million over five years, according to the complaint. They allegedly owe the state more than $140,000 and could face state prison time.
“In the end we know their family will clear their name and they both will return to raising their children and fighting for the future of our family and community,” Mari Hernandez, a family spokeswoman, told the Sacramento Bee. The newspaper did not state Mari Hernandez’s relation to Alma Hernandez.
Hernandez represented 700,000 relatively low-wage workers. And like most Democrats, instead of representing these people, she was robbing them.
The article continues,
Hernandez also faces two charges of grand theft and one of perjury for her work as treasurer on a 2014 political committee supporting a state Senate candidate.
The complaint alleges she directed nearly $12,000 in campaign money to her husband for campaign food services that he never provided.
That political committee received numerous contributions from the SEIU California’s political arm, according to campaign finance filings.
“We are deeply concerned about the allegations against Alma Hernández. We have accepted Ms. Hernández’s resignation, and we have cooperated fully with authorities on this matter and will continue to do so,” Bob Schoonover, executive director of the SEIU California State Council, said in a statement.
He added: “Any misuse of funds is unacceptable, and we are committed to doubling down on our efforts to ensure that all officers and staff adhere to the highest level of ethical and financial conduct.”
Impressive statement, but if Schoonover is serious, this is only the tip of the iceberg. However, dig a little deeper, and there will be plenty of handcuffs to go around.