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  • Will Labor Dept. Stick It to Employers?

    11/05/2013 6:47:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2013 | Fred Wszolek
    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez has given American businesses a short reprieve from a controversial proposed rule that, if promulgated, will restrict business’ ability to obtain legal counsel and other labor relations advice potentially leading to a dearth in labor counseling. Perez told an audience at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last week that the new rule was “not going to happen” this November, as the Department of Labor had originally planned. While the Department has received over 9,000 comments on its proposal and considering the negative impact it will have on American businesses, it surprisingly hasn’t received much media...
  • OBAMA'S LABOR PICK HAS COMMUNIST TIES (12/21/2008. Blast to the past. Relates to employment numbers)

    10/05/2012 7:08:06 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    wnd ^ | 12/21/2008 | AARON KLEIN
    President-elect Barack Obama’s choice to head the Labor Department has close ties to U.S. communist and socialist organizations and has sent representatives to functions organized by national parties for both ideologies. The pick of Rep. Hilda L. Solis, D-Calif., a Congressional Hispanic Caucus leader considered to be one of the most reliably pro-union voices in the House, was hailed as a victory by communist and socialist leaders.
  • Rural kids, parents angry about Labor Dept. rule banning farm chores

    04/25/2012 6:07:51 AM PDT · by yoe · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 25, 2012 | 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,...
  • Obama's labor secretary to honor communist

    11/16/2010 2:19:55 PM PST · by opentalk · 13 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | November 15, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK – A labor group affiliated with the nation's largest union is giving its highest prize for journalism to a writer from the official newspaper of the Communist Party USA. President Obama's labor secretary, Hilda Solis, will be on hand for the awards dinner this week to lead a special session on how to respond to "expected" attacks from the new Republican-led House. The International Labor Communications Association, or ILCA, a national coalition of labor organizers, is bestowing its media award to John Wojcik, the labor editor for People's World, the official Communist Party USA publication. He will receive...
  • Social Security Recipients Denied Cost Of Living Adjustment Again For 2011

    10/22/2010 4:08:10 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 8 replies
    RFFM.org ^ | October 22, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    Obama Makes Tough Budget Cuts On Backs Of Social Security Recipients by Daniel T. Zanoza, Executive Director It seems President Barack Obama has decided to demonstrate fiscal restraint, but his turn towards less federal spending has come at the expense of Social Security recipients in 2010 and, as recently announced, in 2011. Those who receive Social Security benefits will not receive a Cost Of Living Adjustment (COLA) in their monthly checks for the second year in a row. According to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whose data is compiled under the auspices of the U.S. Dept. of Labor, there has...
  • Georgia Pacific Test Ruled Discriminatory

    08/10/2007 5:27:29 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 90 replies · 2,316+ views
    forbes.com ^ | 08/09/07 | AP
    PORT HUDSON, La. - A literacy test used to screen Georgia-Pacific Corp. applicants discriminated against blacks because blacks were far more likely than whites to fail the test, the federal Labor Department said. Utility workers at a paper mill don't need to read well, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Georgia Pacific disagrees, but has stopped using the nationally standardized Test of Adult Basic Education's literacy exam and will pay $749,076 in back pay and interest to 399 black people who applied over the past two years, spokeswoman Patty Prats-Swanson said Wednesday. "We may not agree but we have...
  • UNION CORRUPTION UPDATE - (DOL stepping up audits; requiring accountability to union members)

    04/12/2005 6:14:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 658+ views
    NATIONAL LEGAL & POLICY CENTER.ORG ^ | APRIL 11, 2005 | Editors: Organized Labor Accountability Project
    DOL Planning Stepped-up Audits of Union Finances The U.S. Dept. of Labor aims to increase sharply the number of financial audits of individual unions, reports Dan Roberts of the London Financial Times. DOL officials say the measures are necessary to make unions more accountable to their members and to root out any corruption. Despite declining membership, unions continue to be a thorn in the side of big business, orchestrating campaigns against companies such as Wal-Mart and using their influence over pension funds to press for corporate governance reform. The Bush administration is turning the tables on these critics. New proposals...
  • Shooting the messenger: Report on layoffs killed

    01/03/2003 1:29:13 PM PST · by madfly · 48 replies · 423+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | Jan. 3, 2003 | David Lazarus
    <p>The Bush administration, under fire for its handling of the economy, has quietly killed off a Labor Department program that tracked mass layoffs by U.S. companies.</p> <p>The statistic, which had been issued monthly and was closely watched by hard-hit Silicon Valley, served as a pulse reading of corporate America's financial health.</p>