Big Labor Political Influence Does Not Make Union Bosses Labor Experts

A well-known fact is Big Labor’s powerful political influence. According to, five of the top 10 all-time federal campaign political donors are unions. AFSCME ranks third overall and is the top union donor, contributing $46,380,898 since 1989, with 94 percent of funds going to Democrats.

However, Big Labor spending does not correlate to unions having a wealth of knowledge concerning labor law.

Today, Heritage Foundation Senior Policy Analyst James Sherk points out pro-union supporters’ primary argument against right-to-work is legally groundless. He provides an example of Big Labor ignorance of labor law, citing District 7 United Steelworkers Director Jim Robinson as an example of Big Labor ignorance of labor law: