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Washington Sues Union, Accusing Unreported Political Contributions


The Washington Attorney General’s Office has filed a major campaign finance lawsuit against the Service Employees International Union.

The lawsuit announced late Tuesday accuses SEIU’s State Council of making more than $5 million in unreported campaign contributions. That includes more than $2 million in contributions in the 2016 election cycle.

The lawsuit says SEIU’s Washington State Council should have registered as a political committee and reported its spending.

The State Council coordinates the political and legislative work of SEIU locals across Washington state. SEIU is a major contributor to Democratic campaigns in Washington.

A call to an SEIU spokesperson was not immediately returned.

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