Operating Engineers Union PAC Gives Out More than $750K

Posted March 21, 2014 at 11:06am

An international labor union has reported giving out more than $750,000 to federal candidates and committees during February.  

The PAC of the International Union of Operating Engineers reported it contributed $769,500 to federal candidates and committees during February. The PAC gave $419,500 to candidates, leadership PACs, and political party committees. The PAC gave $350,000 to Super PACs.  

From January 2013 through January 2014, the PAC had given a total of $1,370,000 to federal candidates and committees, with 77% going to Democrats. In the full 2011-2012 cycle, the PAC contributed $2,722,889, of which 84% went to Democrats.  

The Engineers Political Education Committee (EPEC)  reported  it had receipts of $261,665 and disbursements of $938,336 during February, leaving $6,170,394 cash on hand at the end of the month.  

The PAC gave out most of their funds in amounts of $5,000 or $2,500. They also gave $15,000 to the DSCC and $15,000 to the DCCC.  

The PAC gave $200,000 to the Senate Majority PAC; $100,000 to the House Majority PAC; and $50,000 to WIN Minnesota Federal PAC.  

The PAC made a similar large amount of contributions during June of 2013, when it gave out $900,000.  

In other filings, the PAC of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters contributed $209,500 to federal candidates and committees. The General Electric Company PAC gave $207,500. The Communications Workers COPE Contributions Committee gave $157,750, with $100,000 going to the House majority PAC. The United Parcel Service Inc. PAC gave $154,410. BNSF Railway Company RAILPAC gave $149,000. The United Food and Commercial Workers Active Ballot Club gave $140,600. The Depository Trust and Clearing Corp. PAC gave $133,000. The Employees of Northrop Grumman Corp. PAC gave $135,000. Cox Enterprises PAC gave $128,000. Deloitte PAC gave $125,000. The National Air Traffic Controllers Assn. PAC gave $106,750. CSX Corp. Good Government Fund gave $100,500.  

Other PACs contributing more than $100,000 appeared in an earlier posting .