American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

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American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
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President:Gerald W. McEntee
Party:Democratic
Year created:1936
Website:http://www.afscme.org/
Portal:Congress
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The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is one of the largest labor unions in the United States. It represents over 1.4 million employees, primarily in local and state government and in the health care industry. AFSCME is part of the AFL-CIO.[1]

History

AFSCME was founded in 1932 as the Wisconsin State Administrative, Clerical, Fiscal and Technical Employees Association.

Leadership

The leadership of AFSCME consists of a president, secretary-treasurer and an executive board. The president of AFSCME International is Gerald McEntee. McEntee was first elected AFSCME President in 1981 and was re-elected in July 2008 to another four-year term. McEntee is a vice-president of the AFL-CIO and is the chair of the AFL-CIO Political Education Committee. McEntee is an influential political player in the Democratic Party.[2][3][4][5]

The secretary-treasurer is Laura Reyes.[6]

Political donations

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, AFSCME is the United States' largest single contributor to political campaigns, having donated more than $38 million since 1990.[7] The organization contributes almost exclusively to Democratic Party campaigns; since 1990 the ratio of Democratic to Republican contributions by the AFSCME has exceeded 98:1. In addition to combating the privatization mentioned above, key political objectives for the group include raising the minimum wage and opposing the substitution of vacation time for overtime pay due workers.[8]

2012 elections

According to OpenSecrets.org, AFSCME spent $64,764,312 in the 2012 election cycle.[9]

Endorsed candidates

In the 2012 election cycle, the AFSCME supported the following candidates:[10]

Expenditures

Top 5 largest American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees expenditures in 2012[11]
Candidate Party State Office For Against Total Desired Result
Barack Obama Democratic Party N/A President $22,927 $0 $22,927
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Ron Barber Democratic Party AZ House $21,000 $0 $21,000
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Marc Veasey Democratic Party TX House $20,000 $0 $20,000
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Janice Hahn Democratic Party CA House $20,000 $0 $20,000
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Sherrod Brown Democratic Party OH Senate $17,920 $0 $17,920
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2010

See also: Donations to California's 2010 ballot propositions

According to MapLight, AFSCME was the 11th largest donor to the ballot proposition campaigns for the November 2, 2010 ballot.[12]

Ballot measure Description AFSCME position AFSCME donation
Proposition 14 Elections Opposed $50,000
Proposition 22 Gov't finance Supported $3,000
Proposition 23 Environment Opposed $75,000
Proposition 24 Taxes Supported $100,000
Proposition 25 Gov't finance Supported $1,275,543
Proposition 26 Taxes Opposed $135,000
Proposition 27 Redistricting Supported $1,250,000

Other Measures

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