60 House Republicans Vote in Favor of Union Subsidy

In light of the Department of Veterans Affairs and Internal Revenue Service scandals, many Republican congressmen have come out against the practice known as union official time, which releases federal employees from their regularly assigned duties to conduct union business.

New IRS regulations should focus on worker centers

By Mike Paranzino, The Hill

It’s interesting – though not entirely surprising – that the IRS has launched an effort to tighten the regulatory noose around 501(c)(4) organizations leading into this year’s midterm elections. The use of these issue advocacy groups came into vogue after the Supreme Court struck down limits on political speech in its Citizen United ruling. But if regulators were really interested in targeting the abuse of tax status, then 501(c)(3) worker centers would be the place to start.