The federal Office of Personnel Management is actively helping public unions recruit more members, and critics are calling it a major conflict of interest.
OPM recently released updates to FedScope, a public database of federal employees, that will allow union leaders to recruit those employees to grow their member rolls, and as a result, their coffers.
“The decision by the Office of Personnel Management to help unions identify additional organizing opportunities in the federal government is concerning, but utterly predictable,” said Maxford Nelsen, director of labor policy at the Freedom Foundation. “In fact, it’s just the latest in a string of related efforts by the Biden administration to promote unionization.”
In the private sector, companies usually work hard to prevent unions from forming because they can cause costs to balloon. The federal government, though, is les