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    :: Monday, October 06, 2003 ::

    Unions See Politics in New Disclosure Rules By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    Labor leaders have sharply criticized new financial disclosure regulations that the Labor Department issued on Friday, asserting that the Bush administration is intent on retaliating against unions.

    "These new rules are blatantly political," said Jonathan Hiatt, the A.F.L.-C.I.O.'s general counsel, charging that the administration wanted to punish labor for supporting many Democrats and battling the president on numerous issues. "They aim to send a retaliatory message."

    Bush Likes Bureaucratic Regs- For Unions NathanNewman.org
    The Bushies intend to let corporations continue to rip off the government with hidden tax shelters, hidden union busting costs, and a range of other hidden assaults on the public and unions, even as they crush workers organizations under bureaucratic destruction.

    House Press Release Johnson, Norwood Praise Labor Department for New Union Democracy Reforms to Enhance Union Leadership Accountability, Financial Transparency
    Employer-Employee Relations Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Charlie Norwood (R-GA) today praised the U.S. Department of Labor for implementing long-overdue and much needed changes to the current LM-2 form that will empower union members with more detailed information about the financial activities of their unions.
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