Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Dear Conservative,

As long as union bosses enjoy the special legal privilege to seize dues from workers as a condition of employment, shouldn't workers at least know where the money is going?

Not if you ask Big Labor and the Obama Administration.

One of the very first actions taken by Hilda Solis as President Barack Obama's Secretary of Labor was to STOP critical reforms that would strengthen union-boss financial disclosure requirements.

With free legal aid from National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys, one union member is fighting back, filing a federal lawsuit against Secretary Solis for moving to keep workers in the dark about how union bosses spend their forced-dues money.

Maryland government employee and United Food and Commercial Workers union member Chris Mosquera explained why he filed the lawsuit in today's Washington Examiner:
Disclosure is a simple but effective tool for fighting corruption and encouraging accountability. If union officials know their spending habits are part of the public record, they'll be less interested in expensive getaways and more interested in effectively managing their members' hard-earned dues.
Read the entire column by clicking here.

Of course, the Big Labor bosses will do anything to keep their spending on expensive trips, fancy hotels, fat restaurant tabs, and personal luxuries hidden from rank-and-file workers who are forced to foot the bill.

Time and again, the Obama Administration has put the priorities and interests of union bosses ahead of rank-and-file workers

And each time, thanks to your continued support, we're fighting back on behalf of individual workers.

But while transparency is a laudable goal, it's worth remembering that the root of the problem isn't just a lack of disclosure.  It's forced unionism.

No worker should ever be forced to pay tribute to union bosses just to get or keep a job.


Mark Mix

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