Union lobbyists land administration posts with ethics waivers
- June 3, 2021
“Does government really work for the public, or does it work for these large well-entrenched insider interests in Washington?” asks government ethics watchdog with Protect the Public’s Trust.
Sophie Mann, Just the News
The Biden Administration has granted nine ethics waivers for executive branch officials with ties to big labor and other organizations that would typically prevent them from interacting with their former employers from their new government perches.
Exemptions are made in every administration, but it is important to stay abreast of exactly who the beneficiaries of the waived standards are and why, according to Michael Chamberlain, director of Protect the Public’s Trust, a new government ethics watchdog group.