Why Did Labor Oppose Transparency?

By Robert Gammon, East Bay Express

Ever since organized labor killed legislation late last month that would have improved transparency in political campaigns in California, many rank-and-file Democrats and good-government advocates have been angry and bewildered.

Public Employee Unions Need More Transparency

By Daniel DiSalvo, Investor’s Business Daily

Powerful public employee unions regularly criticize American government as undemocratic and call for campaign finance reform, more citizen participation and greater governmental transparency. Many of these unions, especially those representing teachers, increasingly seek to democratize corporations though shareholder activism.

Two major unions are fighting transparency

By Daniel G. Newman, Contra Costa Times

Unions have been vocal about the negative effects of Citizens United on democracy, correctly pointing out how the unlimited secret spending that it unleashed on campaigns has drowned out the voices of working families.

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.