Finances of charity run by SEIU official scrutinized


March 11th, 2009 in Breaking News, Charity Watch

Finances of charity run by SEIU official scrutinized - Los Angeles Times.

The union officer gets more from the nonprofit, run from his home, than from his full-time San Francisco transit job. He’s also paid for use of the home and his son is on the charity payroll.
By Paul Pringle
March 11, 2009
A Bay Area officer of the scandal-clouded Service Employees International Union has collected double salaries, one as a city transit worker and the other from a charity that receives much of its funding from the labor organization and corporate interests, records show.

In addition, the nonprofit paid more than $16,000 in rent for the officer’s home in 2007, the most recent year for which the charity’s tax return is available, according to his son, who is also on the charity’s payroll.