Last night on O’Reilly, Democrat strategist Mary Ann Marsh was in on the discussion of a union worker in Massachusetts saying he would be fined $150 – $250 if he did not show up for a political event, specifically an event for U.S. Senate candidate, Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat.
Marsh said it was simply “community service,” and would only be a real story if a worker lost his/her job for not supporting candidates.
I watched it last night, didn’t get the exact quote, but thought it stunning. Shilling for a candidate is “community service” and if you don’t do it, it costs some big bucks? I looked for the video today or the exact quote and found it only one place, on a forum message board, but I do believe this is what I heard Marsh say:
“The union boss only said there is an ‘assessment’ for doing community service, which can include political rallies. This would be a big story if they were told it was mandatory and they would lose their jobs if they didn’t show up.”
Here is the video interview with a Union member that prompted the discussion. More here. Do you think this guy still has a job today?
Union Member Says He Would be Fined for Not Attending Elizabeth Warren Political Events (video)