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September 15, 2014

Retired UAW Lobbyist Bills $33K a Quarter

A United Auto Workers union lobbyist, who retired in 2010, has billed three labor accounts $33,000 for lobbying during the second quarter of 2013.

Alan Reuther, 63, who was the UAW’s chief lobbyist from 1982 until he retired in 2010, has increased his lobbying payments from three labor accounts since last year. At his $33,000 a quarter rate, his lobbying fees would bring in $132,000 a year, separate from any pension or retiree benefits he receives.

Reuther reported the United Steelworkers of America paid him $7,500 in each of the first two quarters of 2013. In the last quarter of 2012, Reuther registered to lobby for them and reported being paid less than $5,000.

Reuther reported the Retirees of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Healthcare Trust paid him $7,500 in each of the first two quarters of 2013. In the last quarter of 2012, Reuther registered to lobby for them and reported being paid less than $5,000.

Reuther reported the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust used to pay $15,000 per quarter, but increased to $17,000 in the first quarter of 2013, and increased to $18,000 in the second quarter of 2013.

  • John Ingram

    It’s crap like this that give Unions a bad rap.

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