H.R.5860 - Union Member Protection Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5] (Introduced 07/26/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||10/13/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.|
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Summary: H.R.5860 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/26/2010)
Union Member Protection Act - Amends the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (Landrum-Griffin Act) to require a labor organization's mandatory report to the Secretary of Labor on its constitution, officers, and basic organization to include, in a clear and simple format, both: (1) a description of the specific nature and total amount of political expenditures the labor organization proposes to make for the upcoming fiscal year; and (2) a disclosure of how each labor organization officer voted on each political expenditure made by the organization during the preceding fiscal year.
Prohibits a labor organization from making political expenditures unless: (1) they are of the nature of those proposed in such report; and (2) they have received a full, free, and written authorization by secret ballot by a majority of the labor organization members.
Makes officers jointly and severally liable for authorizing a political expenditure without first obtaining the authorization of labor organization members.
Requires labor organization bylaws to provide expressly for a vote of the organization's principal officers on individual political expenditures in excess of $50,000. Requires a labor organization to make public the individual votes of such officers within 48 hours, including in a clear and conspicuous location on its website.