Ed Schultz union boss? Paid nearly $200,000 by union thugs in 2011
Is Ed Schultz really Dick Trumka or something? It’s hard to tell the difference. Both are left wing extremists, both probably weight about 300 pounds, both are obnoxious hacks, and both are big union thugs, getting paid big with union dues. Trumka is of course the head of the AFL-CIO, while Ed Schultz has a little watched TV show on MSNBC. Yet, according to Newsbusters, Ed Schultz somehow received nearly $200,000 last year from union thugs, in a year which he called Laura Ingraham a right wing slut and a talk slut. The total dollar amount Schultz received from the AFL-CIO was $199,900.
In fiscal 2011, Schultz received $190,000 from the Communications Workers of America for what the U.S. Department of Labor categorized as “representational activities.”
For swag like that, you’d think Schultz could at least get it right about the CWA name. Instead, he invariably refers to it as the “Communication” Workers of America when its president, Larry Cohen, is a guest on Schultz’s radio show, as Cohen often is.
Schultz also received $9,900 in fiscal 2011 from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), putting his union haul for the year at almost $200,000.
This represented a fivefold increase over the $37,350 Schultz received from unions in fiscal 2010 — $15,000 from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), $14,850 from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and $7,500 from the Communications Workers of America.
A Labor Department spokesman confirmed to NewsBusters that Schultz received $190,000 from CWA in fiscal 2011, far from than the $7,500 he was paid by the union a year earlier. The spokesman said unions are mandated to report such payments as required by the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.