Robert P. Griffin

“[A] fair and effective bill that will go a long way toward cleaning corruption out of some unions and will help the honest and legitimate unions to grow stronger and to flourish.”

Robert P. Griffin was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1956. During his tenure, he worked with Rep. Phil Landrum to pass the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, often referred to as the Landrum-Griffin Act. This law required union leadership to file financial disclosures, meet minimum standards for expulsion or discipline of union members, and conduct secret ballot elections. Griffin served as a United States Senator from 1966-1979 and as the Senate Minority Whip from 1969-1977. He was elected to the Michigan Supreme Court in 1986 and served until his retirement in 1994.

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