Union Severs Ties With United Negro College Fund Over Koch Money

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WASHINGTON — One of the largest labor unions in the country is severing its ties with the United Negro College Fund over the storied scholarship group’s relationship with the Koch brothers.

Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, said in a letter to UNCF President Michael Lomax on Thursday that it was “with the deepest regret” that the union would pull out of a scholarship program run jointly by the two groups. Saunders himself is African-American.

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