Trump’s Labor Department Just Moved To Bring More Transparency To Labor Unions
In case you missed it: an excerpt from National Right To Work President Mark Mix’s Op-Ed in the Daily Caller.
Union officials who receive large gifts or
other benefits from companies with which their unions do business have more to
worry about thanks to the Trump administration. With FBI and IRS agents raiding
top union officials homes and in one instance even finding “piles of cash” in
the garage, the new ruled couldn’t come soon enough.
The proposed rule would reestablish the Form T-1, which
until it was scuttled by union-label Obama administration bureaucrats in 2010
blocked officers of unions with $250,000 or more in annual revenue from using
trusts supposedly created to benefit rank-and-file members to circumvent the
federal reporting requirements for such unions that Congress instituted in the
Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.
national scandal connected to the misappropriation of millions of dollars
supposedly allocated for training union members by United Auto Workers (UAW)
union bosses and automobile company executives, which was first publicly
revealed in July 2017 and is still unfolding, illustrates just how right the
citizens who spoke out were.
But the fact that crooked UAW and FCA
officials selected the NTC, which didn’t have to file reports on its finances
with the Labor Department, as apparently the sole channel for putting corporate
money into union bosses’ pockets is powerful evidence that a lack of
transparency exacerbates the corruption already fostered by forced union dues