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  • Trump Budget Slashes DOL Funding 20 Percent

    03/18/2017 4:12:22 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 10 replies
    Washinton Free Bacon ^ | 03/17/2017 | Bill McMorris
    Admin says cuts target 'activities that are duplicative, unnecessary, unproven, or ineffective' Donald Trump's budget calls for a 21 percent cut to the Department of Labor in order to free up tax dollars for military spending. {..snip..}
  • US wholesale inflation sees biggest monthly gain in 4 years

    02/14/2017 6:33:05 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 14, 2017 | AFP
    US wholesale inflation continued its upward trend in January, recording its largest monthly gain in more than four years, according to data released Tuesday by the Labor Department. The Producer Price Index, which measures prices from the seller's perspective, rose 0.6 percent in seasonally adjusted figures, which was the largest such gain since September 2012 and well above an analyst consensus forecast of 0.3 percent.
  • Schumer calls on Puzder to withdraw nomination

    02/09/2017 8:44:14 AM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies ^ | 2/9/17 | Sunlen Serfaty
    (CNN)Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on President Donald Trump to withdraw the nomination of Andrew Puzder, to head the Labor Department, citing his record as a business executive and his position on labor issues. "They ought to withdraw Mr. Puzder before he further embarrasses this administration and further exposes the hypocrisy of President Trump, who says one thing to the American worker and does another," the New York Democrat said Thursday at a news conference, referencing Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which runs Hardee's and Carl's Jr. Schumer said Puzder's record contradicts campaign promises Trump made to the...
  • Union membership down nearly 40 percent in Wisconsin

    01/27/2017 7:32:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2017 3:38 PM EST
    Union membership in Wisconsin has declined nearly 40 percent since legislation was passed that gutted collective bargaining for public workers, according to federal data. The percentage of public and private workers who were union members was about 8 percent, or 219,000 people, in 2016, down by 136,000 members from 2010 levels, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency’s report shows the percentage of Wisconsin workers in unions is below the national average of 10.7 percent, The State Journal reported. …
  • Why Donald Trump, and American Workers, Need Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labor…

    12/08/2016 9:05:47 PM PST · by Amntn · 30 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12/8/16 | Sundance
    Why Donald Trump, and American Workers, Need Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labor… In order to tackle the U.S. Illegal Immigration issues, even broadly, a person must first change their paradigm and understand the root issue which creates the crisis. The problem was created by the UniParty, and the problem continues specifically because the UniParty desire it to continue. Before you can reasonably present a solution to the illegal immigration problem, you must first understand the economic problem. Understanding how illegal aliens work in the U.S. is step one toward understanding what proposed solutions would/could work, and which are mere...
  • U.S. Workplace English Rules Discriminatory, Foreign Language Demands Aren’t

    12/01/2016 4:47:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 1, 2016
    Requiring employees in the United States to speak a foreign language is not discriminatory but forcing them to speak English violates federal law under a sweeping order issued by the Obama administration to crack down on “national origin discrimination” in the workplace. The government’s new enforcement guidelines state that bilingual requirements don’t meet discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act but English-only rules do because they’re restrictive language policies. The administration asserts that the new rules, which cover a broad range of scenarios that could get employers in trouble, were created because the American workforce is “increasingly...
  • Court Blocks Overtime Rule

    11/24/2016 2:14:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Competitive Enterprise Institute ^ | November 23, 2016 | Trey Kovacs
    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez learned a harsh lesson this month. Public servants at federal agencies cannot allow their political preferences to guide their regulatory agenda. Rather, they must fulfill the mission of the agency as Congress intended. The folks over at the Department of Labor (DOL) do not seem to comprehend that. Once again, a court has issued an injunction against a DOL regulation. This time it was President Obama’s signature overtime rule, finalized on May 23, 2016, which would more than double the salary threshold for overtime eligible employees from $23,660 to $47,892. On November 22, 2016, Judge Amos...
  • Judge blocks Obama administration rule extending overtime pay

    11/22/2016 4:15:09 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/22/16
    A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an Obama administration rule to extend mandatory overtime pay to more than 4 million workers from taking effect, imperiling one of the outgoing president's signature achievements for boosting wages. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant in Sherman, Texas, agreed with 21 states and a coalition of business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, that the rule is unlawful and granted their motion for a nationwide injunction. It was to take effect Dec. 1. The rule would have doubled to $47,500 the maximum salary a worker can earn and still be eligible for mandatory overtime...
  • Texas judge blocks administration's union 'persuader rule'

    11/16/2016 12:00:19 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2016 | Lydia Wheeler
    A Texas judge Wednesday issued an order to block the Labor Department from enforcing its union “persuader rule.” Judge Sam Cummings granted a motion for summary judgement in favor of the National Federation of Independent Business and turned the temporary stay he ordered in June into a permanent injunction. In the one-page order, he said the rule “should be held unlawful and set aside.” The rule, finalized in March, would force employers to disclose outside consultants they hire to counter workers' union organizing efforts. It would require employers to report any action, conduct or communication undertaken — explicitly or implicitly,...
  • Obama extends overtime pay to millions

    05/17/2016 5:18:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 17, 2016 | Lydia Wheeler
    The Obama administration late Tuesday unveiled a final rule extending overtime pay to millions of workers. The regulation makes anyone earning up to $47,476 a year, or roughly $913 a week, eligible for overtime pay. The rule is one of the most significant regulatory initiatives of President Obama’s second term, and has drawn fierce opposition from industry groups. With the Republican Congress standing firm against a minimum wage increase and other economic proposals from Democrats, the president has exerted the power of the executive branch to try and burnish his legacy. In a concession to business groups, the administration reduced...
  • REPORT: Feds Are Destroying Free Choice In The Retirement System

    03/01/2016 10:33:14 PM PST · by Mr Apple · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 2, 2016 | Connor D. Wolf
    Federal labor officials may soon destroy free choice in the retirement system by overhauling investment regulations, according to a report Wednesday. The Department of Labor (DOL) has argued people are just not knowledgeable enough to plan for their own retirement. It has proposed a rule to categorize more people...
  • MetLife exits brokerage business as DOL rule looms

    02/29/2016 1:00:57 PM PST · by safetysign · 10 replies
    Investment News ^ | 02/29/2016 | Christine Idzelis
    Mergers may increase even more among brokerage firms due to the Labor Department's proposed fiduciary rule A second major insurance company has decided to exit the brokerage business this year as MetLife Inc. announced Monday it is selling its U.S. adviser unit to Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. The sale includes the firm's Premier Client Group, consisting of about 4,000 advisers across the U.S. who sell insurance, annuities and other investment products such as mutual funds, plus its broker-dealer MetLife Securities Inc., according to the company's announcement. Metlife is shedding the unit as brokerage firms face higher compliance costs tied...
  • Chamber of Commerce: Administration on a ‘Regulatory Tear’ Til the Moving Van Backs Up to the…

    01/14/2016 11:53:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 14, 2016 | 2:13 PM EST | Melanie Hunter
    In a State of American Business address, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Donohue said Thursday that the Obama administration is on a "regulatory tear" that will continue until President Barack Obama leaves the White House. [...] ... "How do we know? They've been telling us every day since the first of the year. It has unleashed a runaway EPA that has been stretching the law, and in some cases, breaking it in order to consume control over the local economic development across America," he said. ...
  • U.S. Seals Another Deal to Protect Illegal Aliens’ “Workplace Rights”

    11/06/2015 11:48:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 6, 2015
    In a final push to ensure the "workplace rights" of illegal immigrants in the U.S., the Obama administration continues to sign pacts with foreign countries guaranteeing to protect their nationals from discrimination on the job. This month its Ecuador's turn and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the nation's workplace discrimination laws, is sealing the deal. In past years the Department of Labor (DOL) has executed similar agreements with an assortment of countries, including Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and India. In fact, under Obama's first Labor Secretary, former California...
  • Obama to announce retirement account change

    02/23/2015 11:39:35 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies (South Carolina) ^ | 02/23/2015 | Lesley Clark
    <p>President Barack Obama speaks in Washington. Obama will call on the Department of Labor to develop a rule that would require retirement advisers to abide by a “fiduciary” standard -- mandating that they put their clients’ interest ahead of making a profit.</p>
  • Bombshell Emails: White House Coordinated With Department of Labor To Hide Illegal Obama Fundraiser

    09/14/2014 9:24:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/14 | Patrick Howley
    The Department of Labor coordinated with the White House on whether or not to release hidden portions of former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’ schedule as Solis battled an FBI investigation into her illegal fundraising for President Obama. New emails provided to The Daily Caller from the nonprofit legal research firm Cause of Action show the White House thanking the Department of Labor for “flagging” a public information request for “withheld” portions of Solis’ schedule. (SEE THE EMAIL CHAIN). The White House then asked for the name of the conservative group making the request — information that Labor officials were eager...
  • Labor Dept.: Same-sex spouses have benefit rights

    09/18/2013 8:46:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2013 8:06 PM EDT | Sam Hananel
    Legally married same-sex couples enjoy the same federal rights as other married couples when it comes to pensions, 401(k)s, health plans and other employee benefits, even if they live in states that don’t recognize their union, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The new guidance is the latest effort by the Obama administration to clarify questions left unanswered after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in June which invalidated part of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. … “This decision represents a historic step toward equality for all American families, and I have directed the department’s agency heads to ensure that they...
  • Accused Labor Dept. lawyer’s throat was cut

    06/18/2013 1:25:05 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2013 | By Keith L. Alexander and Peter Hermann,
    <p>A Labor Department lawyer, charged with sexually assaulting his co-worker in her Northwest Washington home, was found dead Tuesday in his D.C. jail cell, officials said.</p> <p>Paul Mannina, 58, was found with his throat cut, two police officials familiar with the investigation said. He shared the cell with another inmate, but it remained unknown whether the wound was self-inflicted. Authorities did not explain why Mannina was sharing a cell or whether he was in protective custody at the time of his death.</p>
  • FLASHBACK: Romney donor vilified by Obama campaign, then subjected to 2 audits

    05/13/2013 2:11:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 13, 2013 | Jamie Weinstein, Senior editor
    Just months after being slimed by President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, Mitt Romney supporter and businessman Frank VanderSloot was informed that he was going to be audited not only by the Internal Revenue Service, but by the Labor Department as well. VanderSloot’s saga was told by columnist Kimberley Strassel in the Wall Street Journal last July. In April 2012, VanderSloot, who served as the national co-chair of Mitt Romney’s presidential finance committee, was one of eight Romney backers to be defamed as ”wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records” in a post on the Obama campaign’s website. The post, entitled “Behind the...
  • Job Corps Freezes Enrollment For Five Months

    03/05/2013 1:26:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | February 19, 2013 | Mara Lee
    A national freeze on most new enrollments into the federally funded Job Corps training program will delay the efforts of low-income teenagers and young adults in Connecticut and around the country to get their lives on track. One group estimated that the freeze, in place until July, will affect about 250 Job Corps candidates in Connecticut. The U.S. Department of Labor suspended new enrollment Jan. 28, citing cost overruns that critics have blamed on mismanagement. Job Corps, which began in the early 1960s, is a free education and training program serving mostly high school dropouts. The program helps participants get...
  • Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Will Resign

    01/09/2013 1:26:50 PM PST · by Perdogg · 33 replies
    I'm told that Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will step aside soon, making her the five member of the administration to leave the cabinet (or announce her deparature) since the election. Only two of these departures -- Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner -- are white and male. Lisa Jackson, who's leaving the EPA, is African-American, and Solis was the first Hispanic woman to take charge of Labor.
  • Jobless claims leap 78,000 to 439,000; storm cited [actual headline]

    11/15/2012 5:42:54 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 102 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/15/12 | Obama suck-up
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The damage caused by Hurricane Sandy sent U.S. jobless claims soaring by 78,000 in the week ended Nov. 10 to an 18-month high of 439,000, according to the latest government figures. A Labor Department official on Thursday said claims surged in the eastern parts of the country that laid in the path of the storm....
  • Secretary of Labor: Wealthy Americans 'don't even want a tax break'

    08/07/2012 10:40:38 AM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 15 replies
    America’s rich are not interested in seeing their taxes go down, United States Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis claimed before a large crowd of college students in Washington DC late last month. “The Republicans in the Senate blocked a vote so we can tax the higher income people, who really don’t even want a tax break,” Solis said, speaking at the annual Campus Progress conference. Solis was referring to a piece of legislation Democrats have repeatedly brought up in the Senate this year that would ensure that income earned through capital gains would be taxed at least 30 percent. So...
  • What's The Department Of No Labor Up To These Days ?

    05/02/2012 8:00:49 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 8 replies
    Alan Levy's brain and the commissars at the Department of No Labor | 05/02/12 | Alan Levy
    In today's episode of "My Government Scares The Crap Out Of Me", let's take a look at the Department of Labor's "environmental justice" program. First, before we get started, I thought it would be really, really swell to hear from an expert on "environmental justice". So, without further ado, I bring you Chairman Obama's former "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones. Take it away, Vannie! *********************************** "Mother Jones: Can you briefly explain what 'environmental justice' means to you? Van Jones: Environmental justice is the movement to ensure that no community suffers disproportionate environmental burdens or goes without enjoying fair environmental benefits."...
  • Acme Sharpened Pikes Report to Stockholders

    04/29/2012 3:22:59 AM PDT · by radioone · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    This Report highlights for our stockholders some of the events taking place in Washington DC and the consequences of those developments on our profit picture this year. We believe this is an exciting time of opportunity for our sharpened pike business and believe our timely entry into the business of providing citizens with a means of demonstrating their displeasure with their government and our convenient locations in Washington, D.C. and around the country foretells a banner year for Acme and its stockholders.
  • Rural kids, parents angry about Labor Dept. rule banning farm chores

    04/25/2012 8:47:41 AM PDT · by Justaham · 19 replies ^ | 4/25/12 | Patrick Richardson
    A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves. The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land. Under the rules, children under 18 could no longer work “in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials.” “Prohibited places of employment,” a Department press release read,...
  • DOL forcing media to use government computers

    04/13/2012 9:34:53 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 11 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | April 13, 2012 | byMark Tapscott Executive Editor
    Unrest is simmering in some quarters of the Washington news universe regarding changes in the way the Department of Labor (DOL) manages its pre-release media “lockups” on sensitive data like weekly jobless benefits and unemployment. For years, journalists participating in the lockups have shown up at DOL at the appointed time, then entered a limited-access area to receive the new data and prepare news stories for release as soon as official embargoes end. The system insures that major news organizations get the data as soon as possible and allows journalists covering the release get a jump on providing analyses and...
  • Department of Propaganda (DOL puts up Al Sharpton-leftist motivational posters at taxpayer expense)

    04/04/2012 7:48:16 AM PDT · by Qbert · 7 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | April 4, 2012 | Adam Kredo
    Government-financed political propaganda at the Department of Labor is causing discomfort for some employees. Signs posted in at least 20 DOL elevators depict Secretary Hilda Solis carrying a bullhorn and rallying alongside the Rev. Al Sharpton, the Free Beacon has learned. Next to the pictures is a quote from Solis that reads in part: “We all march in our own way.” “Whether we take to the streets or simply do our work with integrity and commitment here at the U.S. Department of Labor… we are all marching toward the same goals: safe workplaces, fair pay, dignity of the job, secure...
  • Obama’s Labor Department Looks To Take The ‘Family’ Out of Family Farms

    11/30/2011 2:12:49 PM PST · by IbJensen · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | 11/29/2011 | Labor Union Report Staff
    Let’s establish this right out of the gate so as not to confuse issues: It is wrong when corporations use child labor. Forgetting the law for a moment, whether it is here in the U.S. or overseas, children are children, and corporations should not exploit children. Got it? With that said, this is not about corporations, this is about families and farms. More specifically, family farms and the overreach of the federal government. For centuries, even before there was Willie Nelson and FarmAid, farming throughout the world (including here in the United States) has largely been a family affair. That...
  • Obama's Labor Department Approves Deal Giving Ex-Solyndra Staff $13,000 Each In Federal Aid

    11/22/2011 11:08:17 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 11 replies
    FOX ^ | Nov 22,2011 | swampsniper
    The Labor Department today announced that it had approved Trade Adjustment Assistance for the former employees of the bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra. That means all of the firm’s 1,100 ex-employees are eligible for federal aid packages, including job retraining and income assistance. The department has valued packages at about $13,000 a head.
  • Dept of Labor IG: Obama’s green-jobs training program a flop

    10/05/2011 2:01:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/05/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    It's not as if we haven't already learned what a failure Barack Obama's green-tech stimulus has been in creating jobs. Solyndra collapsed with over a half-billion in taxpayer money out the door, wiping out a thousand jobs with it. After spending $17.2 billion of the $38.6 billion allocated for green-jobs stimulation, the programs have created a total of just over 3500 jobs, for a price tag of $4.85 million each. Now the Inspector General at the Department of Labor has recommended the shutdown of a green-jobs training program that has only placed 15% of its participants: A $500 million green...
  • TAKE ACTION: America’s Job Creators Are About To Be Sucker Punched & You Have Until Wednesday

    09/19/2011 10:45:00 AM PDT · by thouworm · 7 replies
    RedState ^ | Sept 19, 2011 | LaborUnionReport
    America’s Job Creators Are About To Be Sucker Punched & You Have Until Wednesday To Comment September 19th 2011   ·   You need to act before Wednesday. At a time when the Obama Administration is clamoring to save or create jobs, his Department of Labor is about to sucker punch America’s job creators with an unprecedented regulatory overreach—all to curry more favor with union bosses.On Wednesday, the public comment period will be closing on a Department of Labor proposal that the majority of America knows nothing about and even fewer understand. If enacted as drafted, the union cronies within the...
  • New DOL Rule Would Require More Disclosure of Employer Consultants

    06/23/2011 4:50:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | June 23, 2011 | Carl Horowitz
    They're known derisively as "union busters." But the consultants who advise employers on how to avert union organizing or collective bargaining demands soon may have to reveal a good deal more about themselves and their operations. This past Tuesday, June 21, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), to the delight of labor officials, published a proposal in the Federal Register to expand the circumstances forcing companies to disclose information about their advisers. Because the rule change would not apply to union consultants, it appears to be motivated heavily by politics. The proposal, whose public comment period ends August 22, was...
  • Department of Labor employees deface posters equating gay rights with civil rights

    06/21/2011 2:52:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/20/11 | Matthew Boyle
    The Daily Caller has obtained two photographs from inside the Department of Labor (DOL) elevators where Obama administration employees have again defaced photos equating gay rights with civil rights. A worker or group of workers in the DOL ripped off a portion of these posters that compared gay rights to African American civil rights.Pictured prominently on the poster is Bayard Rustin, an openly gay civil rights advocate and labor leader. Next to Rustin’s photo is a quote from him: “To be afraid is to behave as if the truth were not true.” Underneath Rustin’s quote is a description of him:...
  • Obama Withdraws Nomination of Paul Tiao for DOL Inspector General

    05/17/2011 1:23:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | May 17, 2011 | Carl Horowitz
    As the Department of Labor's top cop, Paul Tiao would have been uncomfortably close to the unions he would investigate. That's why he didn't get the job. Last Monday on May 9 President Obama withdrew Tiao's name from consideration as DOL Inspector General (IG) rather than subject him to a Senate Judiciary Committee grilling or install him via one-year recess appointment. Critics had noted that Tiao, though an experienced federal and state prosecutor and most recently special counsel to FBI Director Robert Mueller, was more an ethnic politician than an efficiency manager. More than a decade ago he co-founded...
  • Labor Department Solicitor Adopts Plan to Bully Employers (Obama thug control)

    12/09/2010 2:57:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 9, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
      When Department of Labor Solicitor M. Patricia "Trisha" Smith testified at a Senate confirmation hearing more than a year and a half ago, her track record as New York State Commissioner of Labor, and her comments about it, prompted leading Republicans to postpone action for several months. Their fears in hindsight appear well-founded. An article appearing in last Friday's Wall Street Journal reported that DOL staff, under Smith's supervision, a couple months earlier had issued a draft "operating plan" to dramatically step up enforcement against private-sector employers likely to have committed unfair labor practices. The details of the...
  • FBI, Labor Department Probe SEIU's Stern

    10/06/2010 10:45:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 5, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
      The abrupt departure by Andrew Stern this spring as president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), after 14 years on the job, blindsided a lot of observers. After all, he was a shadow cabinet member of the Obama administration. Reported ongoing federal investigations into two unrelated, and possibly illegal, financial arrangements may shed light on his motives. The Associated Press ran a story last Tuesday stating the FBI and the Department of Labor have been interviewing persons potentially knowledgeable about the possibility that Stern: 1) received unauthorized funds from a book he'd authored several years ago; and...
  • Justice Department Continues to Act in Non-Race-Neutral Fashion

    07/13/2010 5:15:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 13, 2010 | J. Christian Adams
    Yet more proof that the DOJ doesn't want whites and Asians, when they are the discriminated-against minority, to be protected under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. On July 13, the Department of Justice blew an opportunity to put to rest the issue of whether they are willing to enforce the Voting Rights Act in a race-neutral fashion by objecting to a request by a proven discriminator to further discriminate. I wrote about this pending request at Pajamas Media. At the time I noted: Bottom line, if this Justice Department was truly interested in enforcing the law in a...

    06/20/2010 3:08:46 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 1 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | June 20, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Most Americans are in favor of enforcing the law, but the Obama administration only wants to enforce the laws they agree with. Why won't they enforce the law that says undocumented workers can't work or live here? In this video ad, Obama's DOL Secretary Hilda L. Solis says, "Every worker in America has the right to be paid fairly whether documented or not"... The ad displays a telephone number which Solis touts as "free and confidential." The video is here.
  • Ex-U.S. Labor Secretary W. Willard Wirtz, 98, dies

    04/25/2010 8:05:00 AM PDT · by Borges · 2 replies · 250+ views
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  • New Department Of Labor (DOL) Socialist Retirement Regulations Coming Up Next?

    12/08/2009 2:14:10 PM PST · by luckybogey · 2 replies · 419+ views
    LuckyBogey's Blog ^ | December 8, 2009 | LuckBogey
    On December 7th, the entirety of the Department's semiannual agenda was made available online at and at The regulatory agenda is a listing of all the regulations the Department of Labor expects to have under active consideration for promulgation, proposal, or review during the coming one-year period. Live Q&A Sessions We will host a series of live Q&A sessions with our leadership to answer your questions about our regulatory agenda: View the Replay - Secretary SolisView the Replay - Occupational Safety and Health AdministrationTuesday, 9 a.m. EST - Office of Labor Management StandardsTuesday, 10:30 a.m. EST - Wage...
  • Higher Minimum Wage Coming Soon

    07/10/2009 4:33:28 AM PDT · by edpc · 43 replies · 1,088+ views
    CNN Money via Yahoo Finance ^ | July 8, 2009 | Aaron Smith
    The federal minimum wage is set to increase later this month as the job market shows signs of further decay. The federal minimum wage will go to $7.25 an hour on July 24 from its current level of $6.55, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The impact will be felt in 29 states, and many of them plan to match the federal minimum when it goes through.
  • Feds Dog Michael Vick With Accusation of Pension Looting

    03/26/2009 4:05:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 683+ views
    Wallet Pop ^ | Mar 26th 2009 | Zac Bissonnette
    Michael Vick is in the home stretch of his prison sentence, getting ready to head to home confinement and then hopefully return to the NFL so he can earn some cash to pay off creditors as part of his bankruptcy plan. But if the U.S. Department of Labor's complaint has any validity, Vick is dumber than we thought. Yes, he's even dumber than a person who would flush tens of millions of dollars worth of NFL salaries and endorsement deals down the toilet to operate an illegal dog-fighting ring. CNBC reports that "The U.S. Department of Labor filed complaints Wednesday...
  • Senate confirms Solis as labor secretary

    02/24/2009 3:31:41 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 16 replies · 668+ views
    AP ^ | 2/24/09 | Sam Hananel
    WASHINGTON (AP) — California Rep. Hilda Solis won confirmation Tuesday as President Barack Obama's labor secretary, giving the agency a decidedly pro-worker tilt after years of business-friendly leadership under the Bush administration. The 80-17 vote ended more than a month of delays prompted by GOP concerns over Solis' work for a pro-union organization, and later, revelations about her husband's unpaid taxes. But Democrats said Solis had put to rest any questions and called her a powerful advocate for working families.
  • The Other Unemployment Rate: 13.9%

    02/07/2009 2:53:32 PM PST · by george76 · 37 replies · 1,318+ views
    wsj ^ | February 6, 2009
    The Labor Department’s official unemployment rate hit 7.6% in January, and its jump from 4.9% a year earlier marks the largest annual increase in the unemployment rate since 1975. But the government’s broader measure of unemployment hit a more stunning level: 13.9%, up from 13.5% in December. The figure, which largely accounts for people who have stopped looking for work or can’t find full-time jobs, is the highest since the Labor Department started the data series in 1994. How does the government calculate two unemployment rates? The widely followed figure is based on people who do not have a job,...
  • Obama seeks to reverse Bush labor policies

    01/30/2009 10:35:36 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 13 replies · 551+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama pledged on Friday to repeal labor laws enacted under his Republican predecessor George W. Bush that unions have long contended favored employers over workers. Obama, who won significant backing from trade unions in his Democratic presidential campaign, said there could not be a strong middle class, the focus of his economic recovery plan, without a strong labor movement. "I believe we have to reverse many of the policies toward organized labor that we have seen over the past eight years, policies with which I have sharply disagreed," Obama told a gathering at the White...
  • Payrolls Drop 524,000; Unemployment Rate at 7.2%

    01/09/2009 5:42:54 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 158 replies · 4,186+ views
    CNBC ^ | 1/9/2009 | CNBC
    U.S. employers slashed payrolls by 524,000 in December, driving the unemployment rate to its highest level in almost 16 years, a government report showed on Friday, suggesting that the year-long recession was deepening. The Labor Department said the national unemployment rate rose to 7.2 percent in December, the highest level since January 1993.
  • Editorial: Secretary Chao Should Block the Union Raid on Pension Funds

    01/05/2009 11:10:10 AM PST · by CampusKing · 4 replies · 716+ views
    ALG News ^ | January 5, 2009 | ALG
    "Earlier today, Americans for Limited Government announced that it had formally asked Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to launch an immediate investigation into a well-orchestrated plan by top union officials, environmentalists, and political interest groups to raid worker pension funds in order to push the green agenda."
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