Wednesday, March 23, 2011 – 10:30 p.m.

San Bernardino County’s public employee labor unions appear to be loaded with political cash this year.

A factor surely to play into concession talks with county management.

As of December 31, 2010, the four independent county unions collectively held $1,747,479 in cash-on-hand.

Here’s a breakdown.


San Bernardino County Safety Employees' Benefit Association (SEBA)     $  638,040
San Bernardino Public Employees Association (SBPEA)                    $  630,043
San Bernardino County Public Attorneys Association                     $  405,522
San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters Local 935              $   75,874

With three months into the 2011 reporting period the balance has most likely increased.

It should be noted that SEBA possesses a treasury of approximately $5 million, of which $638,040 is currently designated for political activity.

County Supervisors Brad Mitzelfelt, Neil Derry and Josie Gonzales stand for re-election in June 2012.