CEI Weekly: Taxpayers Are Footing Bill for Government Employee Union Activity

Friday, April 15, 2011





Feature: The Office of Personnel Management doesn't want the public to know that federal employees are counting hours spent on union activities as "official time."

FEATURED STORY: Taxpayers Are Footing Bill for Government Employee Union Activity


Federal employees are billing taxpayers for hours they spend on union activities, and the Obama administration is absolutely fine with that---as long as the American public doesn't find out. But this week in The Washington Times, Vincent Vernuccio called attention to Obama's "union welfare program" and the administration's attempts to cover things up. Yesterday Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) cited CEI's efforts to investigate this issue during a House Oversight Committee hearing on state budgets and public debts. Watch the clip here.





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