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IRS Pays 201 Employees to Do Full-time Union Work
New American ^ | July 6, 2013 | By Michael Tennant

Posted on 07/06/2013 12:28:10 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

Americans are paying the salaries of over 200 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees not to process tax returns or to assist confused taxpayers but to perform labor-union tasks, and two congressional Republicans are trying to pry the details of this legal-but-shady arrangement out of the agency.

Last month, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, Americans for Limited Government (ALG) obtained documents from the IRS showing that the agency has on its payroll 201 employees who, while they have job titles indicating that they do IRS work, actually spend all their time on the job taking care of union business. (The IRS has other employees who do union work only part of the time, but ALG did not inquire about them.)

“A lot of people are not aware that under federal law, a federal agency is allowed to enter into a collective bargaining agreement with a union that has provisions where employees of the agency, in this case the IRS, are allowed to do union work on the taxpayer’s time and get paid for it,” ALG president Nathan Mehrens told the Daily Caller.

The practice, known as “official time,” was added to the U.S. Code as part of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 — not coincidentally, a year in which Democrats controlled both houses of Congress and the presidency.

“Official time is seen by supporters as compensation for the fact that unions are required to handle labor issues related to all employees, not just union members,” Fox News explained in 2011. “When union officials negotiate with federal managers over work rules, like appropriate attire and other human resource requirements, those functions are carried out under official time.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: irsrico; misprisionoffelony; rico; unionrico

1 posted on 07/06/2013 12:28:10 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Headline should read “IRS. . .”


2 posted on 07/06/2013 12:29:58 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Government workers unions are a corrupt extension of the democrat party and obviously should be outlawed.


4 posted on 07/06/2013 12:41:03 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Government workers unions are a corrupt extension of the democrat party and obviously should be outlawed.

Times have changed, comrade. The Party and State are one.


5 posted on 07/06/2013 1:09:30 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
I'm still PO’d that IRS employees get millions in bonus money. What do they get bonuses for...being extra diligent in harassing taxpayers? The $7 million Anaheim conference has also been swept under the rug. Every one of the IRS staff that appeared in those ludicrous videos and planned this debacle should have been fired and every attendee had $1,000 of their salary withheld to pay back the taxpayers. However NOTHING will be done just like the million dollar GSA conference in Vegas.
6 posted on 07/06/2013 1:10:00 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Brad from Tennessee

This has to stop. If the unions want to use public servants to get DemocRATS elected, the unions should be paying them.


7 posted on 07/06/2013 1:55:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

And I just used, “Kill them all and let God sort it out” on another thread ;-)


8 posted on 07/06/2013 1:57:30 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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