Monday, October 5, 2009

The National Right To Work

What is Obama’s Department of Labor Trying to Hide?
The Obama Department of Labor appears in violation of federal law by refusing to cooperate with disclosure demands, and your National Right to Work is turning up the heat.
Six months ago, National Right to Work Foundation president Mark Mix filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking documents pertaining to the close – and potentially unethical – relationship between Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and her associates with the union bosses.
In one egregious example, almost immediately after winning the election in November, Obama appointed AFL-CIO lawyer Deborah Greenfield to his transition team to oversee the change in power at the Department of Labor. But at the very same time, Greenfield was on the AFL-CIO legal team which was suing the DOL to overturn union officer conflict-of-interest reporting regulations.
Early in his term, President Obama has quickly acted to gut these union reporting requirements intended to root out corruption. But the American people – especially American workers paying dues to the AFL-CIO – have a right to know about this potential conflict of interest, not to mention the Obama Administration’s apparent hypocrisy.
But despite Obama’s repeated promises of a new era of transparency, his Administration is stonewalling the Foundation’s FOIA request and seems to be inviting a lawsuit from the Foundation. Read more about the situation at the Foundation’s blog.
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