News From: Department of Labor

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 05, 2018

Ronald Reagan: The Union Buster

Last Thursday, Trump's Labor Secretary Alex Acosta inducted one of the more head-scratching inductees into the Department of Labor’s Hall of Fame, President Ronald Reagan. While Reagan was...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 20, 2018

States Fail to Enforce the Minimum Wage

An explosive new study by Politico was issued today that finds many states are failing to enforce their minimum wage laws, causing millions of low wage workers to lose out on millions in needed...

by Brian Young | on Feb 02, 2018

DOL Covers Up Report to Help CEO's Steal Billions in Tips

Last month Trump and the Department of Labor proposed scrapping an Obama era regulation that protected workers tips. The new rule, known as the tip pooling rule, would allow employers to collect...

by Guest Post | on May 08, 2017

Obernauer: Feeling the Pain

Training and enforcement and union jobs are needed now more than ever. In our city, 33 construction workers have died at work since 2014. Thirty-three funerals, 33 families mourning the loss of...

by Press and Media | on Mar 28, 2017

Trump cuts out his base

Knock, Knock. Who's There? Aren't ya. Aren't ya who? Aren't you glad you voted for Trump.  smh

by AFL-CIO | on Mar 17, 2017

Trump's Budget is Awful

 AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s proposed budget:  “Working people in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 14, 2017

Trump sides with Associated Builders and Contractors

Trump has chosen the former chief lobbyist and Vice President of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Geoffrey Burr to join the Labor Department as part of the “beachhead team.”...

by Brian Young | on Jan 11, 2017

Secretary Wife Beater

On January 17th, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to hold a confirmation hearing for Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder.  While the nomination is expected to draw opposition from Senators close...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 01, 2016

"She was a terrible Labor Secretary"

In Trump’s ongoing effort to “Drain the Swamp” he has chosen Elaine Chao to be his Transportation Secretary, overseeing the promised $1 Trillion infrastructure plan that Trump...

by United States D... | on Dec 01, 2016

Lifetime Fitness pays back wages

A Minnesota-based company has agreed to pay 15,909 employees nationwide a total of $976,765 – $488,229 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages – after a federal...

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