Organized labor’s honeymoon with the Biden administration seemingly continues unabated as earlier this month, the Department of Labor (DOL) rescinded a Trump-era rule requiring financial transparency on the part of labor unions. The union financial disclosure rule became effective on April 6, 2020 and required unions with more than $250,000 in annual receipts to fill out addition public disclosures about the uses of revenue, including strike funds, trusts and other categories. As 2021 closed, DOL announced its final decision to rescind the rule and published the rescission in the Federal Register. In its announcement, DOL explained that the reporting requirement “imposed unjustified paperwork burdens on labor organizations.” It went on to declare the recordkeeping and reporting requirement redundant and then stated that “. . . the vast majority of union officers and employees do their work diligently and without incident . . .” That’s an interesting quote, especially when viewed against the backdrop of this story from last month about Unite Here Local 11 receiving over $250,000 in Paycheck Protection Program money! Being the most labor-friendly President in history is one promise President Biden is delivering on.