So the latest news is not surprising. Via ProJo, Laborers’ union again gives two R.I. Senate leaders six-figure compensation:
Annual reports showing the overlap between the public and private lives of Rhode Island’s lawmakers streamed in last week. With them came voluntary disclosure by a lawyer for the Laborers International Union of North America of the six-figure compensation packages various union arms provide Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio and Sen. Frank Ciccone.
In response to a Journal inquiry, lawyer Darren Corrente disclosed:
The Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council gave Ciccone salary and benefits totaling $196,931.38 as its president and field representative. Ciccone got another $36,030.99 in salary and benefits as business manager for Local Union 808, representing several pockets of state employees.
Ruggerio received salary and benefits totaling $195,793.86 as administrator of the New England Laborers’ Labor-Management Cooperation Trust Fund, and $1,500 more as an officer for the Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council.