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Posted on 04/27/2013 2:16:44 PM PDT by haffast
Senate Republicans say the Labor Department appears to be spending millions in taxpayer dollars to establish labor unions and promote collective bargaining in foreign countries and is asking top Obama administration officials for a full audit.
The request was sent by Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, the leading Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, and Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, the top Republican on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
At a time when our federal budget is deteriorating rapidly it is troubling to us that the department appears to be spending millions of dollars of taxpayer funds to establish labor unions and promote collective bargaining in foreign countries, they said in a letter to acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris.
The purported activities were conducted by the agencys Bureau of International Labor Affairs.
The bureau for the past several years has purportedly made numerous awards -- worth millions of dollars -- to the United Nations, the Solidarity Center and other similar groups, whose stated objective is to help establish labor unions in foreign countries," the senators said.
They also said the bureau recently awarded a Colombian labor organization $1.5 million to help workers improve their collective bargaining rights and $2.2 million to the Solidarity Center, an AFL-CIO organization, to strengthen unions in Haiti and Peru.
In addition, the bureau purportedly awarded a $1.5 million grant to an international development company in 2011 to assist labor unions in Vietnam engage in collective bargaining, the lawmakers said.
The letter was also sent to Government Accountability Office Comptroller General Gene Dodaro. The BILA did not return a request Saturday for a response.
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My money, my life, my family's future used for socialist and communist "nation building"?
"Social Justice" is theft.
Labor unions in Vietnam exist as extensions of the communist party.
The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) is the sole national trade union center in Vietnam. It was founded July 29, 1929 as the Red Workers’ General Union in Northern Vietnam, and extended into the entire country after the collapse of South Vietnam in 1976.
VGCL’s role, as shown on the Vietnamese side of its website, includes “responsibility to implement the Partys directions and policies and to contribute to the Partys development”. It is under the oversight of the Communist Party: The Party oversights the way VGCL implements the Partys directions and policies
All trade unions in Vietnam are required to affiliate to the VGCL, and the VGCL is one of the mass movements of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front. Dang Ngoc Tung, the VGCL president, is a member of the Communist Party central committee.
The VGCL is affiliated to the World Federation of Trade Unions.
We are so screwed.
Speaking of tyranny.......
Taking our tax dollars, and giving it to create Communist Union cells in foreign countries to further their unAmerican, unConstitutional agenda has to be the limit for any true American Patriot. Something has to be done, and NOW.
I suggest each, and every FReeper send this article as I did to everyone on their email lists they know will appreciate, and forward the information on.
Already doing it.
And now Trey Gowdy says some Benghazi bombshells are coming.
Thank YOU for that link. Appreciate it. Will be watching for more information. I will forward that link to my list as well.
I’m tired of these stern questioning sessions. I want to see these federal quislings go to prison.
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