Stop the Bagman

Despite being a Right to Work state, Oklahoma still acts as a bagman for government labor unions, the state’s labor commissioner says and he is demanding reform.

Oklahoma’s labor commissioner wants to free the state from collecting public union and employee association dues.

Labor Commissioner Mark Costello said the practice makes Oklahoma the “bagman” for public unions to fund potentially budget-sucking political agendas, adding the practice simply makes it easier for unions to bleed taxpayers for ever-increasing costs.

Costello said unions should collect their own dues.