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  • Labor department could change how tips are handed out

    03/05/2018 6:34:51 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 3, 2018 | Gregory Bresiger
    “Servers, and in particular women, can receive larger tips if they touch their customers, call customers by name, smile, crouch next to the table and engage in other similar behaviors. This puts workers who depend on tips in a difficult position when faced with inappropriate customer behavior,” ROC wrote. Chaisson called ROC “the Scientology” of the restaurant industry and supports the government proposal. “It is a pragmatic and sensible plan,” he said. The Trump administration’s pending policy change would reverse an Obama administration rule, which holds that tips are the exclusive property of waiters.
  • 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...
  • H1-B Not Intended to Replace American Employees, Trump Labor Pick Says

    03/24/2017 6:07:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 24, 2017 | John Binder
    President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Labor, Alexander Acosta, said during a congressional hearing that he believed it is “not the intent” to replace American employees with cheaper, foreign ones under the H-1B visa program.
  • This Woman’s Minimum Wage Story Shows the Left’s Troubling Mindset

    02/08/2017 8:54:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 7, 2017 | Katrina Trinko
    JoAnn Wise thinks she wasn’t treated well. In an op-ed published Tuesday by The Washington Post, Wise writes, “I already know what Trump/Puzder economics look like because I’m living it every day. Despite giving everything I had to [labor secretary pick Andy] Puzder’s company for 21 years, I left without a penny of savings, with no health care and no pension.” Wise worked for 21 years at Hardee’s, which is one of the chains Puzder leads as head of CKE. “In 1984, I was hired as a cashier at Hardee’s in Columbia, S.C., making $4.25 an hour. By 2005, 21...
  • 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 Administration Waives Penalty Against Convicted Bank Credit Suisse (received pmts)

    10/27/2015 9:17:53 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 16 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/26/2015 | David Sirota
    Only weeks after the White House made headlines with a directive urging prosecutors to get tougher on corporate crime, the Obama administration has moved to protect a convicted financial firm from punishment. The bank, Credit Suisse, has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to President Barack Obama’s political campaigns. It also employs the Podesta Group, a lobbying firm with family connections to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. In 2014, Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to criminal charges for operating “an illegal cross-border banking business that knowingly and willfully aided and assisted thousands of U.S. clients in opening and...
  • Forcing Green Politics on Pension Funds

    11/20/2015 9:57:34 AM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 18, 2015 | Andy Kessler
    Last month the Obama administration's Labor Department issued Interpretive Bulletin 2015-01, which tells pension funds what factors to use when choosing investments, including climate change. Only a few tax lawyers noticed, but with U.S. pensions at $9 trillion, this is a gross power grab that will hurt the retirees it claims to protect. This government is essentially saying: Don't you dare invest in anything that causes or is hurt by climate change, or you'll be sued for failing your fiduciary responsibilities. Energy, utilities and industrials are 20% of the market. How can pension funds now own any of them? Pushing...
  • U.S. labor machinery frozen by government shutdown

    10/03/2013 10:38:49 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    reuters.com ^ | October 04, 2013 | Carlyn Kolker and Amanda Becker
    The federal government shutdown has begun to paralyze the legal machinery that governs many of the relationships between U.S. employers and workers. The National Labor Relations Board, which reviews labor disputes and oversees union elections, is down to just 11 employees - with the other 1,600 sent home. Phones are going unanswered and some websites are frozen because of the shutdown, now in its third day. The NLRB's home page declares it is "currently closed due to a lapse in appropriated funds" and asks visitors to "click here to view our Shutdown Plan." At the 16,000-employee U.S. Department of Labor,...
  • Labor Department to Spend $1 Million to Increase Gender Equality in Work – in Morocco

    09/20/2013 4:03:14 PM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies
    CNSnews ^ | September 20, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    The Labor Department’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs plans to award up to $1 million in taxpayer dollars to increase gender equality at work in Morocco. The purpose of the grant is “to help build the capacity of civil society organizations,including non-governmental organizations and trade unions,in the Kingdom of Morocco to address working women's issues and empower women to more fully exercise their labor rights.” “Projects awarded funding will be expected to work with local organizations to enhance service delivery to women on matters related to their labor rights and interests and to raise public awareness of women's labor rights,”...
  • US unemployment claims fall to 326K, 5 ½-year low

    08/01/2013 5:58:53 AM PDT · by John W · 30 replies
    AP via San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 1, 2013 | Paul Wiseman
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 19,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 326,000, the fewest since January 2008. The decline shows the job market continues to strengthen. The Labor Department said Thursday that the less volatile four-week average slid 4,500 to 345,750. The July figures are typically volatile as the government adjusts for seasonal layoffs in the auto industry. Still, the trend in weekly unemployment claims in recent months has been positive. Applications, which are a proxy for layoffs, have fallen more than 12 percent this year. That's coincided with average job growth...
  • $3 Mil for Obama’s African Youth Empowerment Initiative

    07/23/2013 11:01:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 23, 2013
    With U.S. unemployment rates at historical highs and the nation’s debt a mind-boggling $16.8 trillion, the Obama administration has nevertheless made sure that an African youth empowerment initiative in Uganda gets millions from American taxpayers. The cash is being distributed via the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) even as the nation that should be the agency’s priority finds itself suffering through a painfully high 7.6% unemployment rate. This month the DOL announced that it is dedicating $3 million to help Ugandan youth develop marketable skills to secure decent work and to serve as civic leaders in their respective communities. It’s...
  • Breaking: Department of Labor might delay Friday jobs report until after the election?

    10/29/2012 9:46:41 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    The last big economic indicator left to see before the election is the October jobs report, which is due on Friday. Or is it? The Department of Labor suggested this morning that the jobs report might be a little, er … delayed: The U.S. Labor Department on Monday said it hasn’t made a decision yet on whether to delay Friday’s October jobs report, the final reading on the labor market before next week’s federal elections. A Labor official said the agency will assess the schedule for all its data releases this week when the “weather emergency” is over. They’re not...
  • 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.
  • Obama’s Failed Stimulus Funded ‘Green Jobs’ Initiative Ads on MSNBC....

    08/31/2012 6:43:27 PM PDT · by bronxville · 9 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 08 | Ryan Robertson
    Full Headline: Obama’s Failed Stimulus Funded ‘Green Jobs’ Initiative Ads on MSNBC: Labor Department Unrepentant [...] According to a Washington Times report by Jim McElhatton, the U.S. Department of Labor allegedly paid a public relations company at least half a million dollars of their allotted stimulus money to produce over 100 commercials that publicized a new “green jobs” initiative back in 2009. Coincidentally, the advertisements could only be seen on MSNBC during The Rachel Maddow Show and Countdown with Keith Olbermann, which has since been canceled of course. A House panel led by Reps. John Kline (R-Minn.) and Phil Roe...
  • Labor Department statement on withdrawal of proposed rule...update.

    04/27/2012 8:10:02 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    United States Dept of Labor ^ | April 26, 2012 | Gov.
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor today issued the following statement regarding the withdrawal of a proposed rule dealing with children who work in agricultural vocations: "The Obama administration is firmly committed to promoting family farmers and respecting the rural way of life, especially the role that parents and other family members play in passing those traditions down through the generations. The Obama administration is also deeply committed to listening and responding to what Americans across the country have to say about proposed rules and regulations. "As a result, the Department of Labor is announcing today the withdrawal of...
  • Obama’s Attacks on the Family Farm Come Straight From Marxist Handbook

    04/26/2012 8:09:49 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 26,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama is attacking the family farm – an American tradition. The administration’s Department of Labor implemented new regulations to restrict children from working on the family farm. This is despite the fact that farm accidents and injuries have decreased over the past several years. For generations children and adults have worked together on the family farm. Those days are over. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) introduced the Preserving America’s Family Farm Act, to prevent the Department of Labor (DOL) from enacting its controversial proposed restrictions that would ban children from working on family farms. Recently, Senator...
  • Taking Liberties: Local farms in fight to stop growing regulation

    04/26/2012 11:34:12 AM PDT · by redreno · 23 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Published April 26, 2012 | By Douglas Kennedy
    Marlene Stasinos believes the best food is local food. “It’s more healthy. It’s less processed,” she says as she walks from her farm stand toward her home in Haverhill, Mass. “It’s just better for you when you eat it.” Stasinos’ family has been farming in and around Haverhill for three generations, but she says backyard farming is under attack.
  • Washington Elitists Want To Take Over The Family Farm

    04/26/2012 4:26:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 26, 2012
    Regulation: For centuries, children have played an indispensable role in family farms. Their efforts have been and still are often essential to survival. But the nanny state wants to outlaw their contributions. What do the Labor Department bureaucrats in urban, elitist Washington who are writing the rule that would prohibit children under 18 from working on farms know about farm culture? How familiar are they with agricultural society and its age-old traditions and its timeless demands? Who are they to interfere with a way of life that has been the backbone of America? None of that matters to the busybodies...
  • Labor Dept. withdraws farm child labor rule one day after Daily Caller report goes viral

    04/26/2012 6:06:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 81 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/26/12 | Paul Conner
    Under pressure from farming advocates in rural communities, and following a report by The Daily Caller, the Obama administration withdrew a proposed rule Thursday that would have applied child labor laws to family farms. Critics complained that the regulation would have drastically changed the extent to which children could work on farms owned by family members. The U.S. Department of Labor cited public outcry as the reason for withdrawing the rule. “The decision to withdraw this rule — including provisions to define the ‘parental exemption’ — was made in response to thousands of comments expressing concerns about the effect of...
  • Labor dept. backs off rule to limit farm work by kids

    04/26/2012 6:04:27 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 112 replies
    MN Public Radio ^ | Jon Collins, Minnesota Public Radio
    The U.S. Department of Labor is withdrawing a rule that would have limited the sorts of work that children can do on farms.