Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Cleaning Up in MA: SEIU and Political Money

The Boston Globe this morning has a story fawning all over the Service Employees International Union. It seems the union has actually helped out one of its members. That’s a rare, albeit welcome, change. But there’s another important note from the story, which reports that the state’s governor is taking sides with one of his biggest supporters:

The state hires the contractors, but the administration has made it clear that, in this fight, it is siding with SEIU, one of the first labor groups that backed Patrick’s candidacy.

That’s money well spent for union bosses. The picture is less clear for taxpayers.