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Labor unions awarded millions from federal agencies
The Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2015 | Kelly Riddell

Posted on 10/01/2015 10:06:26 AM PDT by jazusamo

Under President Obama, federal agencies are doling out tens of millions of dollars to one of the Democratic Party’s most essential constituencies: big labor.

The grants range from safety training to union membership recruitment to whipping up support for the president’s signature program called Obamacare, a Washington Times review of federal contracting records shows.

Last week, for example, the Department of Energy awarded a $900,000-plus grant for the development of a safety regimen for workers facing hazardous duties in energy and waste jobs. It didn’t go to a safety firm or training school but rather to a labor union: Akron International Chemical Workers Union. And the local Democratic congressman in Ohio got to score some political points with his blue-collar constituents by announcing it.

“It’s clearly an insight into how this president and his administration have used taxpayer funds to accomplish political purposes,” said Rick Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government. “Congress needs to look at this, and dig out these grants specifically given to unions and eliminate them.”

(Corrected paragraph:) In President George W. Bush’s tenure, the federal government awarded about $29 million in grants to two of the largest groups representing big labor, the AFL-CIO and SEIU. In contrast, Mr. Obama has thus far awarded at least $53 million to these two groups — 83 percent more than Mr. Bush’s entire tenure.

“I’m utterly unsurprised federal grant-making to unions has increased under Obama. This administration has a way of rewarding their friends and harming their enemies,” said Doug Holtz-Eakin, former director of the Congressional Budget Office and now president of the American Action Forum, a center-right policy institute.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aflcio; federalfunds; labor; nlrb; obama; seiu; unions
It's criminal handing out taxpayer dollars to labor unions no matter what party is doing it.
1 posted on 10/01/2015 10:06:26 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

They get millions, spend a few thou achieving “compliance” and then pocket the rest. This is true of most govt grants.

2 posted on 10/01/2015 10:20:29 AM PDT by Seruzawa (All those memories will be lost,in time, like tears in rain.)
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