Word is that the new Labor Secretary Hilda Solis will not enforce regulations promulgated during the Bush Administration that force labor bosses running
unions with more than $250,000 in receipts to abide by strict financial disclosure requirements.
Thank goodness-we wouldn't want those pesky "rules" getting in the way of lavish lifestyles, with no accountability what-so-ever. Interesting this Administration would demand to know every financial nook and cranny of all the other institutions out there-including how much money executives should make-but when it comes to those unions.....well we wouldn't want to bother them with rules and regulations or anything.
From Kevin Mooney at the Washington Examiner:
Thank goodness for "Hope and Change". Who knows where those poor Unions would be if it weren't for transparency and the doing away with the "same old politics as usual".........
Before Bush took office, the reports were mostly ignored by the Labor Department. Now, it’s back to business-as-usual. A notice appeared this week on the department’s web site saying the Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS), whose main job is enforcing LMRDA requirements, won’t be doing its job under Solis:
“Accordingly, OLMS will refrain from initiating enforcement actions against union officers and union employees based solely on the failure to file the report required by section 202 of the Labor-Management and Reporting Disclosure Act (LMRDA), 29 U.S.C. § 432, using the 2007 form, as long as individuals meet their statutorily-required filing obligation in some manner. OLMS will accept either the old Form LM-30or the new one for purposes of this non-enforcement policy.”