by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 17, 2017

Acosta is no friend to labor

After Trump’s first selection for Labor Secretary Andrew Puzder crashed and burned, Trump announced yesterday the nomination of Alexander Acosta.  While he is better than Puzder, do not be...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 15, 2017

Puzder out, Walker in?

After months of organizing, making calls, attending hearing and holding rallies, Trump and his selection for Labor Secretary, Secretary Wife Beater Andy Puzder withdrew his nomination. Good, because...

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 Feb 14, 2017

This jerks in trouble

The Senate has announced that Andrew Puzder, Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary, will finally receive his Senate hearing this Thursday. The embattled nominee is far from a sure thing as CNN...

by Brian Young | on Jan 05, 2017

Proof that Government can Work

As President Obama’s term enters its final days, the President and all his Department Secretaries are issuing exit memos about the work that their departments did over the last eight years....

by Press and Media | on Dec 13, 2016

Workforce Pendulum Swinging

The complex web of laws governing the employer-employee relationship is expected to spin in a new direction under the Trump administration. And that’s good news for employers – and not...

by United States D... | on Oct 14, 2016

Inclusion Works

Over the past few months, the good people over at the US Department of Labor have done a pretty good job beefing up their communications. Their professional emails are almost UCOMM-esque. So today we...

by AFL-CIO | on May 18, 2016

Bam gives raises to millions

This article was written by the AFL-CIOAccording to news reports, the Obama administration will unveil new rules on Wednesday that will make millions more people eligible to receive overtime pay....

by Press and Media | on Apr 29, 2016

New Overtime Threshold: $47,000?

This article first appeared in the POLITICO's Morning Shift.The Labor Department will lower the salary threshold in its forthcoming final rule to extend overtime coverage, Morning Shift has...

by United States D... | on Mar 23, 2016

Introducing Persuader Agreements

Our nation is continuing to recover from the worst recession in generations, with an economy that created 14.3 million jobs over 72 months, and the longest streak of private-sector job growth on...

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