The Hartford Courant published a story today profiling the spokesmen for the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition in Connecticut. SEBAC negotiates health insurance and pension agreements with the state of Connecticut for at least 13 other state unions including as the American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees.
SEBAC deals mainly with the interests of state employees, but the organizations it provides services for have shown a lot of interest in both state and federal-level politics. Here’s a look at the influence profiles of some of the entities mentioned in the Connecticut paper’s piece:
- The American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees gave nearly $12 million in campaign contributions to people running for governor and other state-level political offices during the 2009-2010 election cycle. The union also spent more than $10 million in independent expenditures both supporting and opposing federal-level candidates during that same election cycle.
- The American Association of University Professors only gave $8,800 in campaign contributions during the 2009-2010 election cycle.
- Dan Malloy, a Democrat and the Governor of Connecticut, received $8.7 million in campaign contributions during the 2009-2010 election cycle.
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