Tag 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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How Richard Trumka’s Paycheck Puts Him in the Big Labor Boss Income Bracket

As members of the venerable AFL-CIO converge on Los Angeles for their annual Big Labor pow wow, union bosses will attempt to fire up their beleaguered supporters with a long list of grievances against everyone from politicians in Washington 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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Big Labor Paybacks on Taxpayer Dime

We can’t help but notice the stench of back-to-back cronyism permeating the halls of the Obama Administration these days.  It’s not enough that Barack Obama’s White House completely ignores the Constitution and directives from a federal appeals court over the … Continue reading

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President Obama Attacks Right-To-Work States

President Obama put on a show for one of Big Labor’s most eager audiences and blasted right-to-work laws while at it. Obama ignored economic statistics showing right-to-work states experiencing greater prosperity than their counterparts. Continue reading

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