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  • Trump Rolls Back Anti-Franchising Regs (More winning)

    09/16/2018 8:59:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Bill McMorris
    Franchise businesses received a significant boost from the Trump administration on Friday as labor regulators began to unravel one of the Obama administration's most controversial employment policies. The National Labor Relations Board is considering a proposal to reinstate the long-standing interpretation of the joint-employer standard, which maintains that parent or umbrella companies are not liable for labor violations committed solely by franchisees or subcontractors. The Obama administration had scrapped the traditional standard in an effort to hold parent companies accountable even if they played no direct role in the workplace violation, giving labor unions a foot in the door for...
  • The Left is Right

    09/09/2018 3:00:32 PM PDT · by Virginia Christian Alliance · 19 replies
    Virginia Christian Alliance ^ | 9/9/2018 | Dan Wolf
    Is the current economic growth is due to the Obama administration? Dan Wolf's research based upon data and analysis from the US Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statics, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, and others,are truly revealing what the left will not want us to know. I wasn’t sure if this was the right time for this article. But after the left’s reporting and antics over the last couple of weeks about all that is supposedly wrong, I think we deserve a little reality. Liberals have proudly announced this last years economic growth is due to the Obama administration, and...
  • Songs about working, jobs, bosses, etc.

    09/03/2018 4:01:53 PM PDT · by Hugin · 149 replies
    Your favorite songs about working, jobs, bosses, etc.
  • "Scabs" Are the True Labor Day Heroes

    09/03/2018 2:31:20 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | September 3, 2018 | Gary Galles
    As long as I can remember, unions have attacked as “scabs” those willing to accept work for wages and conditions those unions reject, even if it involves crossing union picket lines. In fact, that usage goes back centuries, from English slang for a mean, low, “scurvy” rascal or scoundrel. As Stephanie Smith put it in Household Words: From blemish…to strikebreaker, the history of the word scab…shows a displacement of meaning from the visceral or physical to the moral register…Just as a scab is a physical lesion, the strikebreaking scab disfigures the social body of labor. Those union attacks have included...
  • DOL Issues New Guidelines to Stop Discrimination Against Religious Federal Contractors

    08/26/2018 11:45:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2018 | Stephanie Taub
    Thanks to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the federal government clarified that it is free to work with whichever organization is best able to achieve the government’s goals, providing optimal services to those in need. The guidelines, recently issued by the DOL, explain that under current law the federal government may not discriminate against religious contractors or subcontractors. Instead, all contractors, religious and non-religious, must be permitted to compete for federal contracts on an equal playing field. A wide variety of charitable work across the country is done through government contracts with various...
  • Wednesday wit.

    07/25/2018 6:41:20 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 10 replies
    email from a friend | 7/25/201 | unknown
    There was a Scottish painter named Smokey MacGregor who was very interested in making a penny where he could, so he often thinned down his paint to make it go a wee bit further. As it happened, he got away with this for some time, but eventually the local church decided to do a big restoration job on the outside of one of their biggest buildings. Smokey put in a bid, and, because his price was so low, he got the job. So he set about erecting the scaffolding and setting up the planks, and buying the paint and, yes,...
  • Trump's next mission: training America's workforce

    07/23/2018 12:02:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2018 | Bernie Marcus, Co-founder of Home Depot
    Who would have thought a few years ago that the biggest problem facing the labor market today would be a lack of workers — not a lack of jobs? As recently as 2012, the unemployment rate was above 8 percent, more than twice its current rate. Since President Trump's election, nearly 4 million new net jobs have been created. The unemployment rate has tied lows unseen since the Vietnam War, when men were being drafted to fight. Black and Latino unemployment rates are at record lows. And for the first time in recorded history, there are more jobs available than...
  • Why Aren’t More Men Working?

    06/16/2018 5:41:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 120 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/16/2018 | By N. Gregory Mankiw
    With unemployment at 3.8 percent, its lowest level in many years, the labor market seems healthy. But that number hides a perplexing anomaly: The percentage of men who are neither working nor looking for work has risen substantially over the past several decades. The issue, in economist’s jargon, is labor force participation. When the Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys households, every adult is put into one of three categories. Those who have a job are employed. Those who are not working but are searching for a job are unemployed. Those who are neither working nor looking for work are counted...
  • Can State Force Painter to Promote Satan?

    06/06/2018 7:22:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2018 | Terry Jeffrey
    When you drove down California Street through San Francisco's Richmond District in the 1970s, one house made a stronger impression than most others. This was not because the house was an architectural marvel. It was a small, cookie-cutter Victorian. No, it stood out because it was painted black. From sidewalk to rooftop, every inch was coated in a uniform darkness. Its owner in those days was Anton LeVey, author of "The Satanic Bible"; and, years later, when it was about to be torn down, the San Francisco Chronicle would refer to it as "the building that once housed San Francisco's...
  • Sanders, Warren and others move to end right-to-work nationally

    05/11/2018 8:10:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 11, 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Well, this is certainly interesting. A group of Democrats, led by Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker have filed legislation designed to essentially gut the ability of individual states to pass right-to-work laws and hand back iron-fisted control of the workplace environment to labor unions. The fact that Democrats oppose right-to-work laws is nothing new, nor is the reality that labor unions fund a large part of their election efforts. But do you notice anything that those names I listed have in common? Every one of them has been repeatedly mentioned as a possible 2020 presidential candidate....
  • Russia's Tragic Abortion Tale

    03/31/2018 11:23:44 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 29 replies
    Live Action ^ | 2014 | Becky Yeh
    In 1920, under Bolshevik rule, Russia was the first country to legalize abortion up to birth without restrictions. The method by Lenin’s political faction was a way to destroy the family unit and to free women into the workforce. The Bolsheviks even designed the machine for suction abortions that is still used widely in abortion clinics across America. Joseph Stalin outlawed the practice in 1936, and it remained illegal in the country until after his death in 1953. Until recently, Russian women reportedly had seven abortions over their lifetime. In 2003, BBC reported there were 13 abortions for every 10...
  • Father of Collapsed Florida Bridge was Obama ‘Champion of Change’ in 2015

    03/18/2018 4:58:46 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 63 replies
    CFP ^ | 3/16/18 | Judi McLeod
    Celebrated leading visionary bridge engineer Atorod Azizinamini, whose ABC (Accelerated Bridge Construction) technology was used to build the bridge that collapsed yesterday on Florida International University’s campus, was named an Obama era Department of Transportation ‘Champion of Change’ in 2015. The event in which Azizinamini was awarded ‘Champion of Change’ status was webcast live at whitehouse.gov/live, no longer online. Much will be made in coming days that FIGG Bridge Group designed the bridge and that it was constructed by MCM Construction, in the aftermath of the bridge’s collapse. But it was Azizinamini bridge technology all the way: “This project is...
  • Henry Ford on the Justice of Inequality

    03/06/2018 4:08:35 PM PST · by huckfillary · 28 replies
    The Objective Standard ^ | March 6, 2018 | Jon Hersey
    We hear a lot about income inequality today. Bernie Sanders nearly displaced the established democrat, Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 presidential primaries by being the more vociferous opponent income inequality. Scores of economists—armed with charts and graphs—argue that rising inequality will lead to the breakdown of society. In their article “The Unmet Promise of Equality,” Fred Harris and Alan Curtis write, “Today, the top 1 percent receive 52 percent of all new income. Rich people are healthier and live longer. They get a better education, which produces greater gains in income.”1 In his article “Income Inequality in the U.S. Is...
  • Wrong to Recuse

    02/25/2018 6:53:41 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 25, 2018 | Bill McMorris
    Critics say NLRB watchdog's conflict of interest memo unfairly targets GOP appointees A Trump-appointed labor arbiter is under fire for reversing one of the Obama administration's most controversial rulings, leading to a conflict of interest complaint that could hinder future appointees. William Emanuel joined the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the agency in charge of settling workplace disputes and overseeing union elections, in September, giving the GOP control of the five-member board for the first time in a decade. The Republican majority wasted little time in reversing some of the Obama administration's most consequential rulings. The biggest turnaround came in...
  • Corbyn's meeting with a Communist spy: Labour leader met a Soviet agent from Czech security [tr]

    02/15/2018 5:20:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 15, 2018 | Jacob Furedi
    Jeremy Corbyn warned a Soviet-backed spy about British intelligence activity at the climax of the Cold War, according to secret documents. The Labour leader met the Czech agent at least three times after being vetted by communist handlers in 1986, papers reveal.
  • Western Growers works to stop Goodlatte bill

    01/22/2018 5:48:35 AM PST · by ptsal · 20 replies
    The Packer ^ | Jan. 19, 2018 | Tom Karst
    Calling proposed immigration reform legislation “devastating” to Western Growers members, association president and CEO Tom Nassif alerted members that the group will work to stop it from becoming law. The immigration reform package, the Secure America’s Future Act, was authored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. House leaders passed a continuing resolution on Jan. 18 that will fund the government for another four weeks. Facing a midnight deadline Jan. 19, the Senate had still not passed any bill to keep the government operating. According to Nassif, the House passage of the continuing resolution included a commitment to vote on...
  • The Labor Department unveiled new rules to dismantle Obamacare

    01/04/2018 12:47:34 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    Circa ^ | 1/4/2015 | Kellan Howell
    The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday unveiled new rules that would allow small businesses and entrepreneurs to join together to form their own health insurance pools. The rules, which will be open to a 60 day public comment period, are a direct response to President Donald Trump's executive order on health care, which would expand health associations and allow people participating in the groups to buy insurance that does not meet all of the coverage requirements under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. "Under the proposal, small businesses and sole proprietors would have more freedom to band...
  • Refugees, which is it: Meatpacker laborers or helping the “oppressed?”

    01/04/2018 9:07:45 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 6 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | January 4th, 2018 | Ann Corcoran
    Refugees, which is it: Meatpacker laborers or helping the “oppressed?” Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 4, 2018 Ali Noorani of the National Immigration Forum tries both arguments in USA Today. Ali Noorani on twitter: @anoorani https://twitter.com/anoorani?lang=en I wasn’t planning to post on one more hysterical story about Trump refugee numbers being low and thus decimating the refugee contractor industry, but I can’t resist mentioning one little bit of the story entitled: Refugee admissions to U.S. plummet in 2017 Before I get to Noorani, Mark Krikorian summed it up with this: “Elections have consequences,” said Mark Krikorian, executive director of...
  • 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...