Told you so…….
The unions bought and paid for a seat of power with the Dems a long time ago. As a former, but very minor union official, I learned that first hand 20 or so years ago.
In union friendly territory these guys can do no wrong.
But normally it’s not possible for them to expand their power base because conservatives have been able to keep them in check by holding Repub’s feet to the fire.
Those days are over!
“The administration is cutting the budget of the only agency in government that monitors labor union activity, while at the same time ratcheting up the budget of all other enforcement agencies against employers,” Chao told TAS in reaction to the news.
The OLMS budget cuts come on the heels of a recent decision by the Labor Department to loosen union financial disclosure rules, a blow to transparency that will make it more difficult for union members to examine the finances of the organizations to which they are paying dues, as well as the conflicts of interest of labor leaders.
The Obama administration’s hands-off policy toward big labor should not come as much of a surprise. Unions played a key role in Obama’s election by helping him with fundraising and organizing, and his choice for Labor Secretary, Hilda Solis, has a cozy relationship with unions.