Co-authored for the Heritage Foundation.
Last week, the government convicted Tyrone Freeman, president of SEIU Local 6434 in Los Angeles, of 14 counts of illegally diverting union dues into his own pockets.
His conviction illustrates the need for union financial transparency. However, the Obama Administration has steadily rolled back union transparency requirements.
Freeman’s former local was made up of homecare workers making an average of $9 per hour. From their dues, Freeman paid himself