The goal is to “muzzle hedge fund and private-equity managers who sit on the boards of and contribute hefty sums to union betes noire like the Manhattan Institute, StudentsFirst and Missouri’s Show-Me Institute….This year, the union has added Illinois Is Broke to its blacklist because the group helped spread public awareness about the state’s pension debt.

We wrote about the liability issues raised by this effort in our own article above.

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