SEIU Accused Of Making More Than $5M In Unreported Political Contributions
Washington’s Attorney General’s Office has filed a major campaign finance lawsuit against the Service Employees International Union. The lawsuit announced late Tuesday accuses SEIU’s State Council of making more than $5 million in unreported campaign contributions.
That includes more than $2 million in contributions in the 2016 election cycle.
The lawsuit says SEIU’s Washington State Council should have registered as a political committee and reported its spending. The State Council coordinates the political and legislative work of SEIU locals across Washington state. SEIU is a major contributor to Democratic campaigns in Washington.
A call to an SEIU spokesperson was not immediately returned. ?
This isn't the first time the Attorney General's office has taken action against SEIU. In 2016, SEIU 925, representing education workers, agreed to pay $31,715 for failing to properly report in-kind and cash campaign contributions. That same year, SEIU 775, representing home health care workers, agreed to pay more than $39,000 for similar violations.