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FreedomWorks Regulatory Action Center (RAC) is driving comments in support of the Trump administration’s rule to bring transparency to public sector unions. You can make your voice heard HERE.
Certain high-level private sector unions have to submit financial disclosure documents to ensure that members’ dues are spent properly and to identify any irregularities. However, intermediate level public sector unions are not required to do so. It is altogether possible these organizations are used by the larger ones to facilitate improper activity or to carry out political work without the members’ knowledge.
This is flatly unacceptable, especially when you consider that 23 states still do not have a right-to-work law. American workers should not be forced to pay into these unions and then be refused the ability to hold them accountable.
Right-to-work laws are those authorized by the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947. They stipulate that union membership may not be a condition of employment, nor can non-union members be forced to contribute to unions. Workers in 23 states still do not enjoy these very basic protections. Transparency is the least they can ask for under the circumstances.
The Trump administration Department of Labor, under the leadership of Secretary Eugene Scalia, is working to deliver that transparency. There is an open public comment period where activists can voice their support for this important change. The comment period expires on February 18th.
To participate in the comment period, click the link HERE and make your voice heard.