National Review Writer Chronicles Hindrances to Fighting Union Corruption

“Meanwhile, the office that oversees union financial reporting was gutted during the Clinton administration. The Office of Labor Management Standards was reduced from 431 employees in 1992 to just 260 in 2001. Its budget dropped from $ 33 million in 1997 — the start of Clinton’s second term — to $ 30.6 million in 2001. Not surprisingly, effective oversight suffered. Compliance audits dipped from 800 in 1992 to just 238 last year, and criminal convictions during
the same period fell from 177 to 101.”
 — Sam Dealey, National Review, Dec. 6, 2002