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Colbert Busch took Money From Union That Opposed S.C. Boeing Plant



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In her first television ad, Elizabeth Colbert Busch says she won’t take any special-interest pledges.

She’ll take their money, though. As of March 2013, Colbert Busch has taken $26,000 from unions:

She took $5,000 from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC on Feb. 15, 2013.

She took $5,000 from the International Longshoremen’s Association AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education on Feb. 25, 2013.

She took $5,000 from the Communications Workers of America on Feb. 27, 2013.

She took $1,000 from the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers on Feb. 27, 2013.

She took $2,500 from the United Transportation Union PAC on March 8, 2013.

She took $2,500 from the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Political Action League on March 14, 2013.

She took $5,000 from the Machinists Non Partisan Political League of The International Association of Machinists on March 15, 2013.

The International Association of Machinists is the union that filed a complaint against Boeing with the National Labor Relations Board, attempting to prevent Boeing from building a $750 million Dreamliner factory in South Carolina, contending that the decision to locate the new factory there was retaliation against their Washington employees for a strike. The labor board had asked a judge to order Boeing to move its three-plane-a-month South Carolina production line to Washington State.


Tags: Elizabeth Colbert Busch


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