Sen. Thune Introduces Bill to Combat Union Corruption

By Carl Horowitz, National Legal & Policy Center

If sunshine is the best antidote to corruption, then Senator John Thune, R-S.D., must be opening a lot of windows. Last Wednesday, July 30, Sen. Thune unveiled the Union Transparency and Accountability Act (S. 2688), a measure that would require greater transparency in the information labor organizations report to the Department of Labor.

A Strange Antagonism: Right-To-Work Laws Versus Libertarian Theory

By George Leef, Forbes

Right-to-work laws (RTW) constantly take criticism from Big Labor and its anti-market allies. Those laws are said to undermine all-important worker solidarity by permitting some workers to become “free riders” by not paying dues. Unions despise dissenters and have a long, nasty history of “dealing” with workers who want nothing to do with them.

Financial Transparency Critical to Combatting Union Corruption

By Senator John Thune, Black Hills Pioneer

From political targeting at the Internal Revenue Service to secret wait lists and delayed care at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Obama presidency has been riddled with crises of misinformation and mismanagement at the highest levels of the administration. Despite these missteps, the president and White House continue to hail this administration as the “most transparent” in history.

prevailing-wage

The Case for Repealing the Davis-Bacon Act

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) is making the case for repealing the Depression-era Davis-Bacon Act. The law, passed in 1931, bars contractors and subcontractors from paying their workers anything under the “local prevailing wage” when working on federally funded or assisted construction contracts of over $2,000.

Sen. John Thune aims at union corruption

By S.A. Miller, The Washington Times

A top Senate Republican is introducing legislation Wednesday that would restore financial transparency rules for labor unions that President Obama nixed shortly after taking office in 2009, The Washington Times has learned.