We are proud to have labor union members as part of the Republican Party, especially because the history of union leadership using strong-arm tactics and closed door dealings has led to the need for honesty and transparency. Republicans believe in openness and accountability to protect the individual and the worker, and union members should not be forced to be victims of their own leadership.

We believe prosperity should come not at the expense or abuse of another person’s human rights but as a reward from one’s own labor, effort, and ingenuity. Our economy depends upon the production of the goods and services we all use in our daily lives, and it is important to the success of our economy that the production reflect the universal values of fairness and equality.