In 2020, as the coronavirus hit and governments ordered mass lockdowns of length and scope unprecedented in American history, Congress passed the “Paycheck Protection Program” or PPP to help small businesses maintain their payrolls with forgivable loans. But before 2021, labor unions were not supposed to receive funds from PPP; my guest, the Freedom Foundation’s Maxford Nelsen, documented as many as 226 forgivable loans made under PPP totaling over $36 million that went to labor unions and related organizations. Max joins us today to discuss this and the Freedom Foundation’s other work on government worker unions.
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- The Wall Street Journal: Woman Versus the Union Machine
- Freedom Foundation: Ohio Suit Targets Unions’ Latest Money-Making Scheme
- Freedom Foundation: Ruling Clears Way for Hearing on Effort to Unionize Oregon’s Legislative Staffers