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Obama Reduces Union Transparency


The American Spectator’s Philip Klein, who wrote our recent Labor Watch profile of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, reports that the Obama administration has broken yet another campaign promise:

The Obama administration has finally found an area in which it is for less regulation — not surprisingly, it involves monitoring big labor. One of the quiet successes in the Bush administration was Elaine Chao’s leadership of the Department of Labor, because she recognized that the function of the agency was to police abuses by unions as well as businesses. Under Chao’s leadership, the Office of Labor Management Standards helped uncover fraud by union officials, leading to 1,004 indictments with 929 convictions, and recovering more than $93 million on behalf of union members. Now, Obama Labor Secretary Hilda Solis — who as I have documented elsewhere is in the pocket of big labor — has decided to roll back disclosure requirements of unions, increasing the likelyhood that they’ll be able to defraud their members. So much for Obama’s new era of transparency.

Tags: Big Labor

Matthew Vadum

The author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books, 2011), Vadum writes and speaks widely on ACORN and other radical advocacy…
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