Unions threaten, intimidate American workers, says Congressional report

Jim Kouri
Law Enforcement Examiner

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Too often American workers are intentionally kept ignorant of their civil rights and subjected to threats and intimidation when they speak out against their unions’ support for political activities and candidates. Aided by President Barack Obama’s Executive Orders and recent court cases weakening worker choice protections, unions can get around workers rights by inaccurately categorizing expenditures as representational — and not political — expenses, according to a new Congressional report released on Friday.

The findings contained in the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform report detail incidents in which workers’ rights and welfare take a backseat to relationships between union officials and politicians who benefit from their generous financial contributions to their campaigns.

“Every worker should have a choice on whether or not money is taken from their paychecks and used to fund political activities, and every union member has a right to know how that money is being spent,” Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) said.

“The Committee’s focus on this issue is not an examination of the validity of unions or their right to exist, but rather an effort to ensure that the political activities of the unions do not infringe on the rights and freedoms of union workers,” he added.

The Committee report outlines how a significant portion of union dues finance collective bargaining agreement administration and are also heavily injected into political activities…

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