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July 19, 2007

U.S. House Cuts Budget of Agency Responsible for Union Oversight

The U.S. House of Representatives effectively cut the budget of the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) when it rejected an amendment by Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) that would have restored teh OLMS budget to its current level. OLMS is the Labor Department office that monitors the compliance of unions with federal law. Read more about the House action here.

Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao released the following statement:

“Last night’s House action cutting the budget of the Office of Labor Management Standards will impede effective enforcement of the law that protects union democracy and financial integrity for rank and file members.”

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