Category Archives: Department of Labor

No Shame: New Perez Regulation Targets The Elderly

By WFI Staff Not even a month on the job and freshly minted U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is already taking the federal agency in a controversial direction. We knew Perez had a checkered past, from questionable legal maneuvers while … Continue reading

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Union Boss Receives Appointment To Labor Department

By WFI Staff In case you missed this latest clip in yesterday’s POLITICO influence: BOCCHINI TO LABOR DEPARTMENT: United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Deputy Political Director Michael Bocchini is leaving his post for the U.S. Department of Labor.  He’ll be chief of staff to … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Force Feeds a Side of Davis-Bacon, but D.C. Doesn’t Want It

By WFI Staff It is a rare development when the District of Columbia government disagrees with the Obama Administration, but that’s what’s transpiring over Davis-Bacon rules.  Yet, today, they are suing their friends in the federal government.  It was recently … Continue reading

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House Committee To Obama’s (Big) Labor Department: Leave The “Advice Exemption” Alone

By WFI Staff It’s been longstanding practice under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 that workers and employers can openly discuss matters surrounding union representation or organizing.  A major part of that law is the “advice exemption” which gives employers … Continue reading

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WFI’s Letter to Sens. Harkin and Alexander on Perez Nomination

Workforce Fairness Institute Executive Director Fred Wszolek sent the following letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee opposing the nomination of Thomas Perez for Department of Labor Secretary:   May … Continue reading

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Perez Is the Wrong Choice for Labor

By Fred Wszolek (originally appeared in Real Clear Policy) The expectation for President Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Department of Labor was never particularly high among those in the business community. After four years with former Congresswoman Hilda Solis – an … Continue reading

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House Committee Takes Major Step Toward Restoring Sanity After Uncertainty Caused by Obama “Recess Appointments”

By WFI Staff After an intense and nearly three hour-long markup convened today by the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act (H.R. 1120) was approved by a vote of 23 to 15.   … Continue reading

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Chicago Union Boss Blasts Pritzker On Her Way Out

Apparently, Chicago union bosses like to bill themselves as the nation’s foremost authorities on everything Penny Pritzker.  A longtime and very valuable Obama fundraising ally, Pritzker recently resigned from the Windy City’s school board to possibly accept the President’s nomination … Continue reading

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