November 28, 2023

California lawmakers give final approval to bill allowing legislative workers to form a labor union

Legislative workers at the California Capitol are close to forming their first labor union after state lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday that allows them to organize. The Democrats in charge of California’s Legislature have historically been friendly with labor unions. This year alone, lawmakers are poised to increase the minimum wage for fast food workers […]

Republicans squeeze Democrats on labor as UAW strike explodes in Michigan

United Auto Workers members attend a rally in Detroit on Sept. 15, 2src23. | Paul Sancya/AP Photo Republicans are testing whether they can widen the Democratic Party rift exposed by the United Auto Workers strike as they try to reclaim the Senate and the White House. The GOP sees the UAW walkout as a potential

Group seeks boost to labor organizing in Senate

The effort, led by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), comes more than a year after the House paved the way to allow staffers to unionize if they choose. | Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo A group of Democratic senators who want to give Senate staff the green light to unionize and collectively bargain introduced Thursday evening. The

Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su: ‘I remain hopeful for confirmation’

Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su voiced confidence Friday that she will eventually be confirmed by the Senate, even as multiple key senators have not yet announced whether they will support her nomination. “I remain hopeful for confirmation,” Su said in an appearance on CNN Friday morning. “I’m grateful for the support of many, many senators

Manchin opposes Julie Su for Labor secretary, jeopardizing nomination

The Biden administration is calling out Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin over the nomination of Julie Su, a dramatic escalation in an effort to confirm a Secretary of Labor that has been stalled on Capitol Hill since February. A White House official on Thursday said President Joe Biden would continue to fight for Su’s

‘Should be concerned’: Congress opens up on new threats posed to US labor market

WASHINGTON – Congressional lawmakers told Fox News they’re concerned about how artificial Intelligence will impact the job market, but were unsure how to approach the issue. “I don’t have answers,” Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., said. “There’s no question AI is an incredibly disruptive technology, and we should be closely looking at the implications of it […]

Republicans grill Labor Dept on farm worker visas, as official warns of ‘terrible’ conditions

Republicans in the House and Senate are questioning reported processing delays in the H-2A agricultural worker visa program — and asking if they are related to comments made by a Labor Department official they said may show “bias” against the program. On Thursday, Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman Virginia Foxx and Workforce Protection […]

Hickenlooper: ‘Many’ Migrant Child Labor Issues ‘Reflect a High Volume’ of Kids Coming, We’ve Had Border ‘Problems’ for ‘Couple of Years’

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “José Díaz-Balart Reports,” Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) stated that the federal government losing track of migrant children who were exploited for child labor is an issue where there is “a lot of confusion and there’s been massive change over the last couple of years coming out of the pandemic, coming

Reddit user’s teen son calls manual labor ‘gross menial work’: Here’s what the ‘appalled’ mom did next

A concerned mom shared a troubling parenting issue on social media recently — attracting a lot of response. “I’m divorced, but I have primary custody of my three kids, 16, 12, and 8,” wrote Reddit user “dublygo” on the AITA (“Am I the A—-e”) subreddit on March 31, 2023. “Last week I took them all […]

Labor Sec’y Walsh: Don’t Have a Side on Union-Backed Oil Project, ‘Not That Involved’ in Talks

On Friday’s broadcast of Bloomberg’s “Surveillance,” Labor Secretary Marty Walsh stated that he hasn’t “necessarily had a side” in the Willow oil project in Alaska that is supported by labor unions and opposed by environmental groups and that he’s not very involved in the conversation. Co-host Jonathan Ferro asked, [relevant exchange begins around 5:00] “Another

Biden to tap Julie Su as next Labor secretary

Julie Su speaks during a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee for her to be Deputy Secretary of Labor, on Capitol Hill on March 16, 2src21. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he would nominate Julie Su to be his next Labor secretary, moving swiftly to

Inside the Intense Jockeying to Be the Next Labor Secretary

Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh is officially leaving the Biden administration, marking the first major departure from President Joe Biden’s cabinet. And all the same, that departure opens the door to the first round of jockeying in two years, with moderates, progressives and everyone in between eager to float their favorites for the high-profile gig.Julie

Lawmakers labor to break impasses stalling massive spending bill

House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) fields questions about the politics of the federal debt in front of the House Rules Committee at the Capitol. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Top lawmakers are still grasping for the deal they need to tee up a sprawling year-end spending package as potential pitfalls for the bill

U.S. Labor Productivity Suffers Biggest Crash Ever Recorded, Labor Costs Soar Most Since 1982

Productivity crashed over the past year as the economy added workers at a rapid clip even as economic output grew slowly, data from the Department of Labor showed on Tuesday. The productivity of the business sector fell 2.5 percent compared with a year ago, the largest decline ever recorded in data going back to the…

Labor Union: Biden ‘Devastating’ Union Workers with Plan to Close Prisons

A labor union with more than 600,000 active and retired members is blasting President Joe Biden’s ending federal contracts with privately-operated prisons that hold mostly foreign nationals convicted of felonies. After taking office, Biden requested that the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) not renew any of its contracts with 11 privately-operated prisons that nearly all hold…

Rep. Andy Barr Calls Out Nike at Hearing on China’s Uyghur Slave Labor: ‘Woke, Corporate Hypocrisy’ on the Rise

A representative from Nike declined an invitation to testify Thursday at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing that discussed China’s human rights abuses of its minority Muslim Uyghur population and American corporations that could be manufacturing products made with Uyghur slave labor in Xinjiang Province, according to committee members. Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) slammed Nike’s…

Apple, Retail Groups Continue Lobbying Congress On Chinese Slave Labor Bill

Lobbying disclosure forms filed with Congress this week show that Apple and several retail trade groups continue lobbying on a bill that would crack down on forced labor in China. Apple paid two firms to lobby policymakers on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.  The Washington Post has previously reported that one of Apple’s lobbyists…

Democrat Abigail Spanberger Flip-Flops in Favor of Allowing Illegal Aliens to Join Labor Unions

Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) voted Tuesday against a motion that would have blocked labor unions from encouraging illegal aliens to join labor unions. Spanberger voted in favor of this motion last year. Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), the chairman of the Republican Study Committee, unveiled a motion to recommit on the Protecting the Right to Organize…

Biden Labor Department Will Not Enforce Trump-Era ESG Rule for 401(k)s

President Joe Biden’s Labor Department announced Wednesday that it would not enforce a Trump-era rule that barred 401(k) plans from using political considerations when investing employee funds. The agency said it would hold off on enforcing the rule while it undertakes a review. The rule would have barred employer-provided 401(k) managers from investing employee money…

Clinton Labor Secretary Wants A ‘Truth And Reconciliation Commission’ To ‘Erase Trump’s Lies’

Former Clinton Administration Secretary of Labor called for a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” that would “erase Trump’s lies.” “When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” Robert Reich tweeted Saturday. (RELATED: Clinton Labor Secretary: Republicans In Congress Think Trump Is A Lunatic And Will IMPEACH Him) “It would erase Trump’s lies,…

Coca-Cola, Nike Push Back On Legislation That Would Crack Down On Forced Labor In China

Major corporations Nike and Coca-Cola are reportedly pushing back on legislation that would crack down on forced labor in China. The New York Times reported Sunday that the two companies have joined several others in an effort to put pressure on Congress “to weaken a bill that would ban imported goods made with forced labor…

Report: Apple Is Lobbying To Soften Bill That Fights Forced Labor In China

Apple, the $2 trillion tech company, has lobbied Congress to soften the language in a bill aimed at preventing American companies from relying on forced labor in China for its products, according to a report from The Washington Post. Two congressional staffers told The Post that lobbyists with the firm Fierce Government Relations have sought…

Nike Becomes Face of Social Justice Despite History of Employing Slave Labor.

Despite having a long, documented history of allegedly employing workers at slave wages, the multinational Nike corporation has become the face of the social justice wing of the political left with its newest ad featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.  As Breitbart News reported, the Nike corporation laid off 1,400 Americans just last year […]

Donald Trump Celebrates the American Worker in Labor Day Proclamation.

President Donald Trump celebrated the American worker on Monday, issuing a proclamation for Labor Day. “On Labor Day, we celebrate the American worker: The bulwark of our national prosperity and the cornerstone of our national greatness,” Trump wrote in his proclamation, setting aside Monday, September 3, as Labor Day. Trump reminded Americans of the government’s […]

Hispanic Unemployment Reaches Record Low, Media Praise Labor Force Rate.

The June jobs report has a lot of rosy details in it. For instance, Hispanic unemployment is at a new low, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In June, the unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos, aged 16 and up, was 4.6%, down from its May level of 4.9%. Before June’s record, the lowest […]

Breaking: Australian Labor Party Sent Operatives to Work Against Trump During 2016 Campaign …When Will They Be Indicted?

It is well documented that the Australian Labor Party sent staffers to work against Donald Trump in the 2016 campaign. The story was well documented and raised a bit of a stink in Australia because the operatives were funded by Aussie taxpayers. When will Dirty Cop Robert Mueller indict these foreign nationals? This makes the […]

JOBS JOBS JOBS: Labor Sec Predicts Nearly ‘2 Million’ New Jobs For Trump’s First Year.

Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta expects the number of new jobs created in President Donald Trump’s first year in office to hit nearly 2 million, he told reporters in a Thursday roundtable. “However you ever look at it we’ve created a lot of new jobs,” Acosta declared, adding that “we may hit 2 million for […]

Web Gem: Ronald Reagan’s 1980 Labor Day Speech

Ronald Reagan kicked off his general election campaign on September 1, 1980, at Liberty State Park in New Jersey with Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty as his backdrop. The crowd was strategically filled with flag-waving Americans who were there to raise Reagan’s profile with blue-collar, ethnic Catholic voters. Though Reagan arrived at the […]

On This Labor Day Please Remember the 94 Million Killed by Communist Workers Party in the 20th Century

Labor Day is Communist Workers Party Remembrance Day. On this Labor Day please remember the 94 million brutally murdered, starved, beaten to death and assassinated by Communist regimes in the 20th Century. Reason.com reported: According to a disturbingly pleasant graphic from Information is Beautiful entitled simply 20th Century Death, communism was the leading ideological cause […]

Alexander Acosta Our New Secretary of Labor

The first Hispanic and Cuban American member of President Trump’s cabinet. Rene Alexander “Alex” Acosta, age 48, was confirmed by the Senate as Secretary of the Department of Labor. He is married to Jan, has two children, and lives in Coral Gables, Florida. On April 28, 2017, Alex Acosta was confirmed by the Senate as […]

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