Special Reports

May 12, 2012

Boilermakers union leaders receive lofty pay, benefits

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, an international union based in Kansas City, Kan., rewards its officers with big pay and top-flight perks. The Boilermakers say theirs is just like any other union, but labor watchdogs disagree, asking: Should a nonprofit be spending that way?

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