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  • DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Crop Production Services Alleging Discrimination Against U.S. Workers

    09/28/2017 1:51:30 PM PDT · by ptsal · 13 replies
    Dept of Justice ^ | Sept. 28, 2017 | Dept. of Justice
    The Justice Department announced today that it filed a lawsuit against Crop Production Services Inc. (Crop Production), headquartered in Loveland, Colorado, for allegedly discriminating against U.S. workers in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The complaint alleges that in 2016, Crop Production discriminated against at least three United States citizens by refusing to employ them as seasonal technicians in El Campo, Texas, because Crop Production preferred to hire temporary foreign workers under the H-2A visa program. According to the department’s complaint, Crop Production imposed more burdensome requirements on U.S. citizens than it did on H-2A visa workers to...
  • Interview with Mike Rowe

    09/23/2017 2:06:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Philanthropy Roundtable ^ | The Summer 2017 Issue
    Mike Rowe has had many jobs: actor, podcast host, even opera singer. But he is best known as a serial apprentice, participating in over 300 grubby gigs on the TV show “Dirty Jobs” and its successor “Somebody’s Gotta Do It.” Affably working alongside people who do the unglamorous tasks that keep our economy humming, such as castrating lambs or laundering tons of dirty diapers, Rowe’s wit and wisdom have made him a favorite with viewers. But over time, he realized that something decidedly un-funny was happening in our country. A narrative that college is the only path to success began...
  • The Deranged Origin of Multiculturalism

    09/22/2017 8:27:28 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 19 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | 9/22/17 | Christopher DeGroot
    The DACA issue compels us to confront our time’s either-or: patriotism or multiculturalism? We can’t have it both ways; which shall it be? Though it would have been unthinkable at any other period in history, most of the intellectual class chooses multiculturalism. Their preference, that is to say, is not for the interests of their own country, but for those of non-Americans. This is bizarre, for while patriotism, like so much else in human affairs, is a mixed thing—often crossing over into a crass and dangerous nationalism, for example—it does refer to actual practices and customs, embodied values whereby people...
  • Americans work harder than any other country’s citizens: study

    09/04/2017 7:52:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 3, 2017 | Gregory Bresiger
    Start up the grill. Get the burgers and chicken going. And start imbibing. You deserve it, according to a new work study. “We’re hard workers. We deserve the day off,” says Liz Bagot, a spokeswoman for NationalToday.com, which conducted the survey of 2,000 Americans. It turns out the average American works harder than our Japanese counterparts or the average European worker. “Statistics show that Americans work longer hours than the majority of other countries — 137 hours per year more than Japanese, 260 per year more than in the UK,” according to the study. By the way, when the comparison...
  • Trump was on the menu at annual Labor Day breakfast in Boston

    09/04/2017 1:09:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 4, 2017 | Meghan E. Irons
    Kicking off the political campaign season, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh denounced President Trump’s policies at Monday’s annual Labor Day breakfast, saying Trump has turned his back on working families. But as he took aim at the White House, Walsh also had some choice words for union members who showcase their labor connection on the back of their cars alongside Trump bumper stickers. “Those union numbers stand for something,’’ said Walsh, highlighting the gains labor has made through the years. “They stand for healthcare; they stand for pensions and annuities; they stand for the rights and protections [of workers] ......
  • Teachings on Human Labor from the Catechism

    09/05/2016 7:19:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-04-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Teachings on Human Labor from the Catechism Msgr. Charles Pope • September 4, 2016 • Today is Labor Day in the United States. With this in mind, I thought it would be good to reflect on some teachings about human labor that are given in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The text from the catechism is shown in italics, while my commentary is in blue. Human labor precedes original sin and hence is not an imposition due to sin but part of our original dignity. God places [Man] in the garden. There he lives “to till it and...
  • IDIOT: Labour MP Naz Shah RETWEETS: ‘Abused girls in Rotherham need to shut their mouths’

    08/23/2017 5:00:07 AM PDT · by samtheman · 8 replies
    https://politicalcowboy.com/ ^ | August 22, 2017 | Chad Prather
    Your Brexit reports: “The full retweet in question reads: RT @Owen_Jones84: @AreeqChowdhury @NazShahBfd Exactly Areeq, those abused girls in Rotherham and elsewhere just need to shut their mouths. For the good of #diversity! The original tweet was posted by a spoof account pretending to be Owen Jones, left-winger extraordinaire (@Owen_Jones84).” Apparently an online joker using an account impersonating Owen Jones has made a satirical comment saying that ‘abused girls in Rotherham need to shut their mouths,’ and for some reason only known to Naz Shah herself she has identified with the satirical tone of it and decided to retweet it...
  • How North Korea Uses Slave Labor Exports to Circumvent Sanctions

    07/11/2017 5:52:16 AM PDT · by ptsal · 3 replies
    Military.com ^ | July 10, 2017 | Joseph V. Micallef
    [snip]Of all the egregious forms of modern day slavery, none is more despicable or far reaching than the export of slave labor by North Korea. It's estimated that North Korean slave labor is utilized in over 45 countries around the world.... [snip]In addition to their trade activity, these various organizations also operate hotels, Korean themed restaurants and gift stores selling traditional crafts, principally in China and Russia, all of which are staffed by North Korean laborers.
  • What to Expect From the Reshaped National Labor Relations Board

    07/02/2017 7:58:41 PM PDT · by catnipman · 7 replies
    The National Law Journal ^ | 6/28/2017 | Erin Mulvaney
    With President Donald Trump’s nominees on their way to the Senate, labor and employment attorneys say the National Labor Relations Board is poised to roll back regulations with its first Republican majority in nearly a decade. Management-side attorneys and anti-union advocates are hopeful Obama-era regulations will be scuttled in favor of business-friendly practices.
  • Trump apprentices' starting pay $60K, more in demand than [trunc]

    06/12/2017 9:36:09 PM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 12 June 2017 | Brittany De Lea
    Full title: Trump apprentices' starting pay $60K, more in demand than college grads: Secretary Acosta (3min video at link) U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta detailed the Trump administration’s plan to bridge the labor gap Monday, to connect job seekers with executives looking to fill 6 million open positions in the country through expanded “high quality” apprenticeship programs. {snip} Acosta noted that graduates of vocational schools are more in-demand than traditional college graduates. “[Apprentices have an] average starting salary of about $60,000 per year. Nine out of 10 are employed upon completion of the programs. Both the starting salary and the...
  • Labor Dept. Promises ‘Criminal Referrals’ for Work Visa Fraud, Say Feds

    06/07/2017 7:16:36 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    The Labor Department announced that it will increase protections for Americans as much as it can, while cracking down on fraud and abuse within various foreign guest worker programs. In a news release, the Labor Department said it would implement a series of changes aimed at “aggressively” combating fraud and abuse within visa programs like the H-1B visa. Every year, more than 100,000 foreign workers are brought to the U.S. on the H-1B visa. Most recently, that number has ballooned to potentially hundreds of thousands each year, as universities and non-profits are exempt from the cap. With more entering the...
  • What's Up With The Labor Numbers?

    06/02/2017 11:11:00 AM PDT · by mountn man · 25 replies
    So, yesterday ADP releases it's job numbers, 253,000 new jobs vs 185,000 estimated.And everybody here at FR is whooping and hollering. Then the BLS numbers are released today and their numbers are WAAAAAY down.138,000 according to BLS.Almost 50,000 BELOW what was expected.So, what is right and what is wrong?How can ADP be almost twice of BLS?The Atlanta Fed projected the Q2 GDP growth at a 4% pace.That suggests the economy is on a tear.Does anybody know the reality of the labor situation?And can you explain it for the rest of us?
  • After hard-left turn, Britain’s Labour Party on course for historic defeat

    04/30/2017 6:23:12 PM PDT · by NRx · 24 replies
    WaPo ^ | 04-30-2017 | Griff Witte and Karla Adam
    LONDON — In 2015, Britain’s Labour Party tacked to the left, repudiating the middle-way philosophy that had won it three elections under Tony Blair. Voters responded by handing the party its worst defeat in three decades. Rather than scramble back toward the center, Labour lurched further left. The party elected as its leader Jeremy Corbyn, a white-bearded baby boomer from the back benches who, like Bernie Sanders in the United States, ignited an improbable movement among young activists with his attacks on the rigged capitalist system and unquestioned fidelity to socialist ideals. Now, with less than six weeks to go...
  • We’re apparently stuck with that Australian refugee deal after all

    04/22/2017 11:15:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 22, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Earlier this month I was asking what, if anything, was going to happen with the Obama era refugee deal which had been struck with Australia. They’ve got thousands of migrants, primarily from Iraq, Syria and other troubled regions, basically stuck in some island camps where they are coming into conflict with the local residents. The United States had said that we would be taking more than a thousand of them off their hands, but the President somewhat famously referred to it as “a dumb deal” he would have to study. I suppose the study period is over because we got...
  • Israeli party postpones elections due to Britney Spears gig

    04/06/2017 3:36:24 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Israel’s Opposition Labor party announced Wednesday that it is postponing its internal elections because the date clashed with a Britney Spears concert. The party explained that the concert would lead to traffic congestion in the Tel Aviv area, that it would be difficult to recruit security guards on that day because they would all be going to the concert, and that they would be not be able to hold an election event at one of their preferred venues. Therefore, they decided to postpone the elections by a day. .....
  • Trump Ends Obama Contracting Rule resolution overturning Obama's 'blacklisting' executive order

    03/27/2017 9:50:57 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 27, 2017 | Bill McMorris
    Trump Ends Obama Contracting Rule President signs resolution overturning Obama's 'blacklisting' executive order President Trump on Monday repealed Barack Obama's blacklisting rule that would have benefitted labor unions in federal contracting. Trump signed a resolution passed by the House and Senate overturning the rule, which would have forced companies bidding for government contracts to report all allegations of unfair labor practices filed against them. Previously, contractors only needed to disclose incidents in which they had been found guilty of labor violations. President Obama issued the "blacklisting" executive order in 2014, saying it would lead to "economy and efficiency in procurement...
  • Trump's last-second swipe at Obama retirement rule.

    03/21/2017 6:04:48 AM PDT · by gattaca · 43 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 03/21/17 | Mitch Tuchman
    As with much in the first weeks of the incoming Donald Trump administration, there was a last-second move to delay regulations years in the making. In this case, the Department of Labor fiduciary rule... As it stands, retirement savers lose $17 billion a year just in fees paid to advisors and funds. The vast majority of investors then fail to match the stock market indexes because of those same fees. The fiduciary rule doesn't dictate lower-cost advice. Nor does it remove expensive actively managed funds from the marketplace. Rather, it requires anyone who sells retirement advice for a living to...
  • Paris Bans Foreign Languages At Construction Sites To Protect Local Workers

    03/10/2017 8:40:59 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 10, 2017 | By Jacob Bojesson
    The Paris region passed a law Thursday that bans foreign languages at construction sites to stop foreign labor. The “Small Business Act” wants to promote more public contracts for local businesses in the Ile de France region, which includes Paris. It includes a clause that makes it mandatory to use French as the working language at publicly-funded building projects. “This clause is necessary and targets foreign companies who come with their teams, without any of them speaking French,” Jerome Chartier, the region’s vice president, told AFP. “These companies need to improve.” Several French regions have already imposed similar language restrictions...
  • Trump's first full month in office brings massive employment boom

    03/08/2017 12:02:15 PM PST · by ichabod1 · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/8/2017
    U.S. companies added a whopping 298,000 new jobs in February, beating economists' expectations by more than 100,000. The report from ADP, a global human resources and payroll firm, provides the first hard economic numbers from Donald Trump's first full month as president. Trump tweeted a self-congratulatory note, calling the number 'much more than expected!' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4293622/Trump-s-month-brings-massive-employment-boom.html#ixzz4alaO42P3 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • U.S. jobless claims near 44-year low; rate hike expected this month

    03/03/2017 3:22:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/2/17 | Lucia Mutikani
    The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to near a 44-year low last week, pointing to further tightening of the labor market even as economic growth appears to have remained moderate in the first quarter.