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Labor Dept. to Ask Consumers to Identify Businesses Who Treat 'Their Workers Fairly and Lawfully'
Weekly Standard ^ | 7/11/13 | JERYL BIER

Posted on 07/11/2013 2:50:15 PM PDT by Nachum

As the Department of Labor (DOL) celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act this year, the department is sponsoring a Smartphone app contest to help consumers identify businesses who treat "their workers fairly and lawfully." The DOL requests [emphasis added] that contestants:

develop a smartphone application that will transform the way the public is able to use departmental enforcement data. By providing consumers with information at their fingertips about which businesses have treated their workers fairly and lawfully, the creator of this application will help empower consumers to make informed choices about where to bring their business.

According to the Labor Department, the finished product should integrate:

the department's publicly available enforcement data with consumer ratings websites, geo-positioning Web tools, and other relevant data sets, such as those available from state health boards.

Presumably the data incorporated into the app would consist only of past infractions for which the targeted businesses have already been cited and penalized. The DOL seems to suggest the app could be used as something of a blacklist for job-seekers and other businesses:

The app could also prove a useful tool for job seekers and

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: consumers; dept; labor; policestate; thuggery; tyranny; workers
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Yeah.... I'd like you to lower the price on my dinner at your fine restaurant... looks like your workers are kinda unhappy...
1 posted on 07/11/2013 2:50:15 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 07/11/2013 2:51:02 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Something tells me they won't respond to complaints about businesses that hire illegal aliens.
3 posted on 07/11/2013 2:52:06 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: Nachum

Walmart is probably not eligible. Everybody knows that they exploit their employees, even if the employees don’t know it, and Walmart’s employees need to unionize.
/sarc


4 posted on 07/11/2013 2:53:48 PM PDT by JeffChrz (2013. Brought to you by the uninformed voters of the United States.)
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To: Nachum
How about an app contest to help consumers identify US Presidents who treat “their workers unfairly and unlawfully."
5 posted on 07/11/2013 2:54:36 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Nachum

“Yeah.... I’d like you to lower the price on my dinner at your fine restaurant... looks like your workers are kinda unhappy...”

My goodness! That was my first thought also. This sounds very threatening. “Nice business ya got here. Shame if somebody should report youse for not being fair to youse employees. Got da picture?”


6 posted on 07/11/2013 2:55:13 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: All

Obama trains consumers to snitch on businesses who are unfair to their workers.... here is a practice video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29Mg6Gfh9Co


7 posted on 07/11/2013 2:56:05 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Snitch patrol.

Next thing this app will be changed to: Identify your neighbor who criticizes the administration.


8 posted on 07/11/2013 2:57:07 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Nachum

Tyranny and tattle telling.

Jesus, Mary and Jospeph.


9 posted on 07/11/2013 2:57:42 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

“Jesus, Mary and Joseph

They took the last train for the coast..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAsV5-Hv-7U


10 posted on 07/11/2013 2:59:29 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

LOL.
I like Don McLean- American Pie (with Lyrics)


11 posted on 07/11/2013 3:01:00 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Nachum

Open invitation to any malcontent.


12 posted on 07/11/2013 3:03:11 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Nachum

13 posted on 07/11/2013 3:05:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: onyx

Every day another abuse of power. Every hour another outrage! This administration is pushing every button just hoping to provoke a crisis so they can bring the hammer down.

I have never been more frightened for my country and fellow citizens in my entire life.. Especially watching the railroad of Zimmerman right now. They are going to convict him of manslaughter just to appease the race baiters in this country. Our own justice department riling it all up. It is surreal!


14 posted on 07/11/2013 3:07:08 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Nachum
Read between the lines folks.

What this is really saying is : Businesses that don't hire homosexuals, or hire certain quota of blacks, that do not have a disproportionate amount of " diversity " need to be snitched on.
15 posted on 07/11/2013 3:10:20 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Nachum

How many months ‘til union teachers instruct kids how to ‘turn in their parents’ for thought crimes against THE STATE?


16 posted on 07/11/2013 3:14:36 PM PDT by GOPJ (Department of Justice organized rallies against George Zimmerman.)
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To: penelopesire

I agree with your every word.
I’m getting awfully tired, to the point where I want to sleep all the time...


17 posted on 07/11/2013 3:15:38 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Nachum

The guv should have nothing to do with online ratings of businesses. Half the time they are filed pro by the business itself, half the time negative by their competitors, but either way there should not be an official government app replicating that info out to the public in any sort of official format.

And that’s not even getting to what they’re trying to do with the enforcement data!


18 posted on 07/11/2013 3:20:19 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: American Constitutionalist

Indeed.

How about an app that indicates when workers put in a full days effort for a full days pay? How about when workers have a work ethic that should be commended? How come we never hear about anything like that?


19 posted on 07/11/2013 3:22:35 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nachum

Dear Labor Dept:

Dirty little secret about those of us employed in the private sector: We ALL pretty much HATE our jobs but we do them in order to feed our families, pay our mortgage, and MOST importantly PAY TAXES to finance a—holes in the the federal government who create stupid programs like this!

While you f—kin’ Labor Dept. pr!cks work eight hour days with tons of federal holidays along with generous benefits, most of us in the private sector work-YES, ACTUALLY WORK, 10—12-14 hour days to keep the businesses we work for profitable , competitive and afloat, so they too can pay even more taxes in order to keep you in a cushy government job along with supporting a class that will vote for political party that promises to tax us even more....you know, just to spread the wealth around.

Signed: PO’d taxpayer!


20 posted on 07/11/2013 3:35:07 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Nachum
"According to the Labor Department, the finished product should integrate:
the department's publicly available enforcement data with consumer ratings websites, geo-positioning Web tools, and other relevant data sets, such as those available from state health boards.
Presumably the data incorporated into the app would consist only of past infractions for which the targeted businesses have already been cited and penalized. The DOL seems to suggest the app could be used as something of a blacklist for job-seekers and other businesses .. "

Just Another Federal "snitch program" that doesn't seem to be what it really is "


Have a bad day ..-->snitch !
Waiter spilled soup..--> snitch !!
Manager take you aside-->snitch !!
Can't make good tips --> snitch !!
Have enough complaints , and the Dept of (Just-Us) Labor is at your door asking questions..!

This application is a TROJAN HORSE OF A SNITCHING TOOL by DEPT. of LABOR !!


If it was a good program , it would be looking for the POSTIVE , rather than the NEGATIVE side of Employment and employers !
Gotta love those texters, and cell phones !
Come on Folks , this is the Obama adminstration ,
.. not some business friendly organization !!

21 posted on 07/11/2013 3:38:02 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: onyx
Tyranny and tattle telling.

Jesus, Mary and Jospeph.

We have no one to blame but ourselves.

22 posted on 07/11/2013 3:46:55 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Gen.Blather

“Fings break, doan ney?”

Is the app called Stasi 2000?


23 posted on 07/11/2013 3:47:27 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Nachum
The US feral government cancer has metastasized.
24 posted on 07/11/2013 3:48:18 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than mainstream journalism?)
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To: GOPJ
There goes the pleasure of eating at restaurants.

I foresee a huge John Galt action if this goes far enough.

It's a shame all the kids with behavior problems and low IQ’s became our “leaders”

25 posted on 07/11/2013 3:49:43 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Nachum

I think WalMart treats people best.


26 posted on 07/11/2013 4:12:24 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (If you’re happy and you know it clank your chains!)
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To: PATRIOT1876
PATRIOT1876 ~:" I foresee a huge John Galt action if this goes far enough."

No , I don't see it happening !
It's sorta like the frog in the pan of water , .. where the water keepings getting warmer.
If the frog was put in hot water , it would jump out!
But , by gradually increasing the temp , the frog doesn't see anything threatening happening , and gets cooked !

If it was such a good program , would the Federals really be interested in it, and develope this app ??


Think about that ...! Right ! This is the most supporting Capitalistic administration since ... ?

27 posted on 07/11/2013 4:13:16 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nachum
Labor Dept. to Ask Consumers to Identify Businesses Who Treat 'Their Workers Fairly and Lawfully'

Who decides what is "fairly" or "lawfully?"
Eric Holder or one of his army of flying monkeys and Orks?"

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !

28 posted on 07/11/2013 4:19:06 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Nachum

Ah..another great tattle-tale app. /sarc


29 posted on 07/11/2013 4:20:19 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, Chris, & all of you!)
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30 posted on 07/11/2013 4:22:33 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: Nachum

Since the public can do this we can close the dol


31 posted on 07/11/2013 4:26:35 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Nachum
The DOL employees who thought this app up have apparently never dealt with the public or disgruntled employees.

I wonder could this app be modified to identify unhappy or unfair treatment of citizens by public servants?

32 posted on 07/11/2013 4:35:00 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: JeffChrz
Walmart is probably not eligible. Everybody knows that they exploit their employees, even if the employees don’t know it, and Walmart’s employees need to unionize. /sarc

Tom Sullivan did an hour on his radio show today about the Wal*Mart/Washington, D.C. deal today. There was a call from one dope who kept repeating the "Wal*Mart abuses their employees" meme but could not explain it, and a message from a union stooge that barked the usual "they ain't union so I hates 'em" line. Then there were calls from a Wal*Mart employee who loves his job and expressed that convincingly and an emotional call from a guy who pointed out that some of the greeters hired by Wal*Mart might not find work elsewhere due to disabilities.

But you're right. The left (and this government, which seem to be one and the same) won't let that employer be eligible. If they were to win they'd scrub the votes. I am so sick of the lies the left has managed to turn into common "knowledge".
33 posted on 07/11/2013 4:52:27 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Nachum

spying on us, spying on co workers, spying now on companies, how is this different to communist eastern Europe?

Call a spade a spade GOP and get some balls and that goes for some in talk radio like Hannity


34 posted on 07/11/2013 5:02:12 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: onyx

spying all the time and it’s no different to communism


35 posted on 07/11/2013 5:03:31 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Nachum

Big Brother is watching you, and Mao wants to know what you know about your neighbor. Got it.


36 posted on 07/11/2013 5:11:37 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Don't be afraid to disagree with a liberal. They may mock you but they are unarmed.)
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To: Nachum

This brings to mind two questions:

1. Can you spell 1.9.8.4?

2. Are y’all pissed off enough yet?


37 posted on 07/11/2013 5:17:50 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Nachum
Labor Dept. to Ask Consumers to Identify Businesses Who Treat 'Their Workers Fairly and Lawfully'

How about making President Scofflaw act "lawfully?"

38 posted on 07/11/2013 5:28:51 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: Nachum

How about an app that allows someone to enter the name of a government worker that does not treat its customers fairly and automatically posts the workers name (and the names of the entire management chain all the way to the President) and a description of the infraction to a website for all to see?


39 posted on 07/11/2013 5:29:58 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Nachum
Loyal Comrades of the movement, Is your neighbors holding Bible Studies in their homes? If so we'd like to know. Download your Snitch and Snoop application today.

Join our new Snitch and Snoop club today. New Snitch and Snoop reportable activities released each week.

40 posted on 07/11/2013 5:57:25 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Nachum

The Obamanistas really do have too much time on their hands. And too many of our tax dollars to waste.


41 posted on 07/11/2013 5:57:57 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Nachum
I just started reading a book called “Stasi” which is a history on that East German “Security” Service.A review of the book that I saw said that 1 in 8 East Germans were Stasi informants and that spouses were encouraged to inform on one another as were parents and children.maybe I should be reading a history of the Dept of Labor instead.
42 posted on 07/11/2013 5:58:22 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

One of my fratmates is a history prof at a known SEC school. He researched that every occupied and socialist country throughout history had snitches that ratted out their own citizens.


43 posted on 07/11/2013 6:29:12 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: OddLane

It would shut down every restaurant and construction company in town.


44 posted on 07/11/2013 7:49:30 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Nachum

Not telling them nothin’. I will TIP those who serve well. I have NO idea how a business treats its workers behind the scene.

What a moronic idea.


45 posted on 07/11/2013 9:23:20 PM PDT by madison10
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To: lowbridge

Yep. What madness has descended on this country?


46 posted on 07/11/2013 9:51:17 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: JeffChrz
Walmart is probably not eligible. Everybody knows that they exploit their employees, even if the employees don’t know it, and Walmart’s employees need to unionize. /sarc

Yes, Walmart has already been convicted in the court of (left-wing) public opinion.

At least, it has been convicted in the usual Alice in Wonderland way: "First the verdict, then the trial"...

47 posted on 07/11/2013 10:00:41 PM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: Nachum

Erich Honecker and his Stasi cohort would be so proud.


48 posted on 07/11/2013 11:53:13 PM PDT by UAConservative (We have just begun to fight!)
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To: Nachum

My brother and some other investors were planning to buy a business. On one of their jobs, which happened to be in CO, a disgruntled employee that had been fired went to the Dept of Labor saying they had not followed some rather obscure overtime rule, I think of Davis Bacon. DOL came in and did an audit. Then DOL said, since we found this infraction, we are going to audit all your jobs. The sale of the company is now on hold, no one knows what the impact of this audit will be, how long things will be in limbo, or how it will impact the value of the company. It is sickening.


49 posted on 07/12/2013 3:18:44 AM PDT by Old_Grouch (65 and AARP-free. Monthly FR contributor.)
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To: LostInBayport

Now it makes sense why big John Napalitano chose walmart to broadcast her “If you see something, say something” messages.


50 posted on 07/12/2013 4:44:22 AM PDT by Texas resident (Watch the other hand.)
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