Unions File IRS Complaint Against Card-Check Opponents

National labor groups filed a complaint Thursday with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) against opponents of a heavily-backed labor bill.

The AFL-CIO and the labor coalition Change To Win filed the complaint against the Center for Union Facts and the Marcus Foundation under allegations that they violated their charitable tax status by engaging in political activity by fundraising for Republican Senate candidates this past election.

The unions cited a conference call hosted by the two 501(c)(3) organizations for investors two weeks before the 2008 election. On the call, first reported by the Huffington Post, Rick Berman, head of the Center for Union Facts, and Bernie Marcus, chairman of the Marcus Foundation and past Home Depot chairman, pleaded with corporate executives to contribute to Republicans