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News From: Department of Labor

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 26, 2020

Trump's OSHA Cuts: Fewer Inspections Less Training

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is warning that budget cuts could lead to fewer safety inspections in 2020. OSHA says that they have lost a lot of veteran inspectors due to...

by Guest Post | on Feb 14, 2020

AFSCME Sues Trump's DOL over Privatization

AFSCME filed a lawsuit today in federal court challenging a Department of Labor rule that allows states to skirt requirements to use a merit-based system when hiring Employment Service (ES) workers....

by Brian Young | on Feb 05, 2020

Trump Hires Union Busters to Oversee Unions

Within the Department of Labor, there is a section that is devoted to providing oversight to labor unions. It is responsible for auditing financial disclosures and investigating officer corruption.

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.”...