Are Union Members Lemmings?

Last year’s business scandals should have been enough to remind everyone of the importance of reliable business audits and public disclosure generally. But while many would say it is self-evident that ethics rules that are good for big business are good for big labor, labor unions are fighting hard against Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao’s proposal that labor unions disclose to members how union funds are spent.

The National Legal and Policy Center has an interesting piece quoting unions asking their own members to lobby the government so the unions won’t have to tell the members how their money is spent.

Lemmings, by the way, are arctic rodents best known for devastating mass actions that end in their own destruction.

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