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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Roe Announces Hearing to Examine Transparency and Accountability of Union Finances

On Thursday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), will hold a hearing entitled, ”The Future of Union Transparency and Accountability.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) was enacted to ensure union transparency and accountability for rank-and-file union members. Among other requirements, it set forth standards for the reporting and disclosure of financial transactions and administrative practices of labor organizations, labor organization officers and employees, and employers, including the election of union officers.  From 2001 to 2008, the Office of Labor-Management Standards expanded transparency and accountability protections, but many of these improvements have now been rescinded by the Obama administration.

Thursday’s hearing will give members the opportunity to examine recent and future regulatory changes that may reduce union transparency and accountability. To learn more about this hearing, visit


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Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Senior Fellow
Hudson Institute
Washington, DC

Nathan Paul Mehrens, Esq.
Americans for Limited Government Research Foundation
Fairfax, VA

Arthur L. Fox II, Esq.
Of Counsel
Lobel, Novins & Lamont, LLP
Washington, DC

John Logan, PhD.
Director of Labor Studies
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA