Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Francis Rooney (19th District of Florida)
Congressman Francis Rooney announces new DOL rule cracking down on corrupt union leadership
Washington, October 8, 2020Washington, D.C.– Today, Congressman Rooney released the following statement regarding a proposed rule by the Department of Labor to enhance financial transparency for unions regulated by the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959.
“In 2018, I introduced the Union Transparency and Accountability Act for the purpose of rooting out corruption of powerful, acquisitive union bosses. For too long, union members in this country have been misled by the leaders they elect to represent their wants and needs to the corporations they work for. In various cases, union leaders have inexcusably moved member dues into their own pockets or elected officials campaign committees in order to receive political favors. This cannot continue to happen.
“The proposed rule by the Department of Labor would require unions to report their financial disclosures in a more transparent manner to ensure the integrity of their leadership. Taking this approach will make it impossible for Union leaders to move money in an unfair, corrupt manor. This is a great step in the right direction for union members so they can have a better understanding of how their union is being administered and its dispersion of funds.”
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