The president of the nation’s largest public-sector employee union spent about $325,000 on chartered planes over the last two years, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Citing internal union expense reports, the Journal says that Gerald McEntee, outgoing president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), took 18 trips on private jets since the beginning of 2010.
The news comes just as McEntee prepares to retire after three decades in one of the labor movement's most powerful posts. The union has struggled recently to combat budget cuts affecting public workers, as well as aggressive assaults on collective bargaining in states such as Wisconsin and Ohio.
Maybe Robin Leach should host a new program: Lifestyles of the Rich and Connected