AFL-CIO President Bob Haynes, the same person who claims to fight for working families, does pretty well for himself on the backs of his members, those looking for work and health insurance customers.
According to the most recent public records available, here's what Haynes' income looks like:
In 2008, Haynes reported making $121,867 as president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and another $24,656 "working" for the Massachusetts AFL-CIO Workforce Development Programs, Inc., totaling $146,523. Include his payoff from Blue Cross Blue Shield, which the Herald reported as $72,700 for "serving" as a Director on the board of the health insurer and Haynes makes a whopping $219,223.
Lt. Gov. Tim Murray hugging AFL-CIO's Bob Haynes; Haynes raising Governor Patrick and Lt. Governor Murray's arms in victory; Haynes and State Auditor Suzanne Bump; Haynes and a clown
Do as I say, not as I do...
Massachusetts AFL-CIO Bobby Haynes has for years derided executive compensation of private CEOs.
However, when Haynes was caught moonlighting as a paid board member for the non-profit health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield, despite not having any background in health care, here's what he had to say to the Boston Herald:
ďThe cost of health insurance is not affected very much. Itís about $1 million that board members get paid, with $13 billion in revenue itís like pennies a year.Ē