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January 26, 2013

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January 26, 2013

The lack of cooperation of Working Partnerships with regards to disclosure of funding sources concerns me,

It was well documented in the following post on San Jose Inside.

http://www.sanjoseinside.com/news/entries/1_25_13_working_partnerships_usa_irs_election/

It seems
the lines between advocacy and machine politics in this group are blurred.

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2012

January 26, 2013

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January 26, 2013

This organization deserves way more scrutiny like it's starting to receive in the local press since Cindy Chavez is now running it. For an example of how things are run, check out the LA Times stories on how Martin Ludlow ran the LA equivalent of the South Bay Labor Council.

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In April 2006, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge David Horwitz sentenced Ludlow to three years' probation and $45,000 in fines and costs for conspiring to illegally divert school employees' union funds to his 2003 election campaign. Ludlow was banned from holding elected office for four years.[14] In June of that year, federal Judge Manuel Real sentenced him to five years' probation and 2,000 hours of community service and ordered Ludlow to return $36,400 to the school employees' union. Ludlow was barred from serving in leadership position with any union for thirteen years. Ludlow had earlier been fined $105,000 by the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission for violating city campaign laws.[15]

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2012

January 5, 2013
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January 5, 2013
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WPUSA shares offices, exec team, staff, volunteers, copying machines, office supplies and telephones with a politically active AFL-CIO labor council. It pays large salaries to a former councilwoman and mayoral candidate, the head of the local Democratic party and the chief political strategist of what local newspapers describe as a political machine. Campaigns are actively run and candidates are endorsed in the same offices. Two closely aligned office holders — one a convicted councilman and the other a sitting county supervisor — have had well publicized corruption issues. Hard to see how it can honestly answer "No" to question 3 of part IV on the 2010 Form 990 "Dld the organlzatlon engage In dlrect or lndlrect campalgn actlvltles on behalfofor In opposltlon to candldates for publlc offlce?" Also note tax investigation in notes on Form 990 and late filing of 2011 forms.

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2013

August 3, 2009
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August 3, 2009
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This is basically a funding device for the South Bay Labor Council's political activities. Shares offices with a politically active union organization and employs people who are actively involved in lobbying and campaign activities.

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the political life of San Jose. They are a divisive political force that has divided the community by primarily focusing on attempts to gain majority control of the San Jose City Council and steer contracts to aligned unions.

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2009

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