Congressman Rooney Introduces the Union Integrity Act to Protect Whistle-blowers
Washington, D.C.- Congressman Francis Rooney released the following statement regarding introduction of the H.R. 6922, the Union Integrity Act.
“Currently, union employees who uncover and report misconduct are vulnerable to retaliation by unions. This must be changed to protect these brave whistle-blowers from corrupt union bosses who threaten them or unfairly fire them. Corruption in unions is rampant; for example, high-ranking officers at the United Auto Workers (UAW) have been caught taking bribes. Without whistle-blower protections, rank-and-file union employees are afraid to report these actions for fears of losing their jobs.
“The Union Integrity Act will right this wrong and protect union whistle-blowers from being fired for reporting illegal behaviors, the same protections government and private business employees enjoy. This will encourage workers to report corruption and stop union abuse of employees.”