By JAVIER MANJARRESA bill will be marked up in the U.S. House of Representatives that would mandate the hours of government union employees to be reported, so that union-related business is not conducted on the dime of the American taxpayer.
The Official Time Reporting Act (H.R. 568) introduced by Florida Congressman Dennis Ross in February of this year, comes after he and his colleagues in the House of Representatives requested a report on government time management from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) back in November 2012.
The OPM report for FY 2011 is disturbing to say the least, as it detailed that federal agencies reported that “bargaining union employees” spent 3,395,187 hours conducting union business on official government time, costing taxpayers a total of $155,573,739.25.
“The sole job of some federal employees is to serve as a union representative. At a time when our country is almost $17 trillion in debt, we should not be spending money for federal employees to conduct union business during official work time”-Rep. Dennis Ross(R-FL)
While the bill is not guaranteed to pass, but it has a pretty good chance of doing so with an union-busting, Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives.Share and “Like” the story below. Follow The Shark Tank on Twitter and Facebook Leave a comment.