At a time when our federal budget is deteriorating rapidly or anytime … it is troubling that the Labor Department is spending millions of dollars of taxpayer funds to establish labor unions and promote collective bargaining in foreign countries. These activities are conducted by the agency’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs.
The bureau for the past several years has 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 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 awarded a $1.5 million grant to an international development company in 2011 to assist labor unions in Vietnam engage in collective bargaining.
The bureau’s stated mission is to “help ensure that workers around the world are treated fairly and are able to share in the benefits of the global economy.” Why is this a concern in anyway to our Labor Department , unless they have been told by the leader of the regime and the Marxist/Progressive party to follow the dictates of Karl Marx and promote the fundamental transformation internationally. Why does the bureau even exist? Do we the American taxpayer really want our taxes spent this way? I DO NOT.