Trump budget calls for more scrutiny for unions

“Trump’s proposed budget, released Monday, would increase the OLMS budget to $49 million, up from $44 million from last year” reports President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget would toughen up scrutiny of labor leaders by bulking up the Office of Labor-Management Standards, the watchdog agency for union activities.The proposed budget would, the White House says, “restore the Office of Labor-Management Standards’ investigative workforce, which has fallen by more than 40 percent during the past 10 years.The OLMS’ annual budget was $48 million in 2007 near the end of the Bush administration.It fell to a low of $39 million during former President Barack Obama’s administration, which rolled back financial disclosure regulations for union leaders.

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