Opposing Washington’s Culture of Union Favoritism
Concerned citizens from across the country continue to express their frustration with business-as-usual in Washington. Far too often lobbyist loopholes and special interest deals are placed ahead of the nation’s best interest. Despite the public’s concern, Democrats in Washington are embracing a culture of union favoritism that stacks the deck in favor of union bosses and against rank-and-file workers.
Republicans will fight for a level playing field that enables all Americans to pursue opportunity and economic prosperity. As part of that effort, Republicans will oppose policies that strip workers of their right to a secret ballot in a union election, whether those policies are advanced in the halls of Congress or through decisions made behind closed doors by unelected bureaucrats. Republicans will also ensure labor bosses are held accountable to workers through strong enforcement of legal safeguards that are the first line of defense against union corruption.
Republican oversight will vigorously defend the rights and freedoms of all workers.
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Obama Administration Repeal of Union Transparency Requirements
Government Takeover of the Auto Industry
- Press Release: Republicans Call for ‘Car Czar’ to Testify on Obama Administration’s Role in Auto Industry Bankruptcies (November 30, 2009)
- Press Release: Republicans: Workers and Retirees Deserve Answers About White House Role in Pension Deal Making (December 8, 2009)
- Letter from Reps. John Kline (R-MN), Tom Price (R-GA), Chris Lee (R-NY), and Michael Turner (R-OH) to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner requesting information on Administration’s involvement in Delphi bankruptcy proceedings (December 7, 2010)
- Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Ranking Member Tom Price sends letter to Chairman Rob Andrews requesting follow-up hearing with Obama Administration officials called to testify regarding the government’s role in the disparate treatment of Delphi workers (December 18, 2009)
- Senior Republican Member John Kline and HELP Subcommittee Ranking Member Tom Price request Chairman George Miller subpoena documents related to the government role in the disparate treatment of Delphi workers (March 30, 2010)
- Car Czar Ron Bloom’s response letter to Senior Republican Member John Kline (April 21, 2010)
Expansion of Davis-Bacon “Prevailing Wage” Requirements Slow Job Growth
Project Labor Agreement (PLA) Mandates Restrict Job Opportunities
Restrictive Trade Adjustment Assistance “Merit Staff” Regulation
Radical Reshaping of Union Certification Undermines Workplace Democracy
Alteration of Airline Union Certification Procedures
Attacks on Secret Ballot Organizing Protections for Workers
Other Special Treatment for Unions