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.

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.

Local UAW Financial Secretary in Detroit Charged with Theft

By Carl Horowitz, National Legal and Policy Center

On April 28, Udean Forbes-Payton, former financial secretary of United Auto Workers Local 2500, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan with embezzling $5,562 in funds from the Detroit-based union during December 2006-May 2011 and then concealing the thefts in union records.