We were challenged concerning the $277,000 taxable compensation we reported John Kane, who is the Democrat’s nominee for the 26th District State Senate race, was receiving as business manager of Plumber’s Local 690 of Philadelphia and Vicinity.
Here you go.
Kane receives $156,537 in salary for his job as business manager and $119,213 as co-chairman of the union’s vacation fund, as per the IRS 990 form that is required to be filed by the vacation fund.
Vacation fund. He is taking $119,213 for running the vacation fund. Don’t you think this be part of his already well-compensated job as the union’s business manager?
And if we are reading the 990 correctly he is only working one hour a week at it.
LOL. You still want to contribute to his campaign?
Kane says he will continue taking the money even if he should win the seat, which comes with a $84,012 salary and very nice benefits.
People like Kane are what make the rest of us poor.
Kane is seeking the seat being vacated by Republican Ted Erickson, a decent, honest guy. The Republican nominee is Delaware County Councilman Tom McGarrigle, another decent, honest guy who grew up in Springfield, attended a public vocational high school and runs a well-liked garage.
And for the rank and file of Local 690: here is a list of the salaries of your leaders, which includes $1,431 in benefits for Kane not mentioned on the 990 form.
Note seven of them are making six figures. Are you really getting your money’s worth? Don’t think it would nice if you could actually withhold your dues rather than having them automatically deducted? You think maybe you might get better representation if you had this ability?