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Yesterday at the Missouri Ethics Commission for one of the committees opposed to organized labor and promoting “right to get paid less”:

C171080 08/16/2017 Liberty Alliance Construction Legal Rights Foundation 440 First Street NW Suite 200 Washington DC 20001 8/15/2017 $50,000.00

[emphasis added]

The Construction Legal Rights Foundation [EIN: 52-1687857] is a 501(c)(6) entity under the tax code.

Their purpose, as filed in their 2015 Form 990:

1 Briefly describe the organization’s mission or most significant activities:
TO PROTECT THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF ALL EMPLOYERS, USERS, AND EMPLOYEES TO WORK AND PARTICIPATE EQUALLY IN THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM WITHOUT FEAR OF VIOLENCE, INTIMIDATION OR DISCRIMINATION AS GUARANTEED TO SUCH EMPLOYERS, USERS, AND EMPLOYEES UNDER THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.

And:

THE FOUNDATION FUNDS AND SUPPORTS LEGAL ACTIONS THAT AFFECT CONTRACTORS AND/OR THE SYSTEM. CLRF SUPPORTS LEGAL EFFORTS AIMED AT PRESERVING AND ADVANCING MERIT SHOP CONSTRUCTION PRINCIPLES. IN 2015, THE FOUNDATION PROVIDED FUNDS TO 22 LEGAL CASES.

IN ADDITION TO LEGAL CASES, THE FOUNDATION FUNDS ABC NATIONAL, CHAPTER AND MEMBER EFFORTS TO ENSURE FAIR AND OPEN COMPETITION FOR TAXPAYER FUNDED CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. IN 2015, THE FOUNDATION PROVIDED FUNDS TO 7 ISSUE ADVOCACY CAMPAIGNS.

THE FOUNDATION ALSO PROVIDES “RAPID RESPONSE” FUNDING FOR EMERGENCY THREATS TO MERIT SHOP CONSTRUCTION IN THE FORM OF ANTI-COMPETITIVE PROCUREMENT POLICIES OR REQUIREMENTS OF GOVERNMENTAL OR PRIVATE ENTITIES. IN 2015, THE FOUNDATION PROVIDED RAPID RESPONSE FUNDS TO 1 ISSUE ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN.

Alrighty then. Nothing about promoting the right of working people to get paid less.

Previously:

Campaign Finance: pull up a PAC, add more money, campaign against organized labor (July 28, 2017)

Campaign Finance: okay, now they’re getting serious… (August 1, 2017)

Campaign Finance: following the money (August 8, 2017)

Campaign Finance: Is anyone surprised? (August 9, 2017)

Campaign Finance: self interest (August 15, 2017)