National Right-To-Work

While unions focus on trying to smear Andy Puzder as labor Secretary-nominee, the appeal of right to work legislation continues to grow with federal legislation now having been filed to make right-to-work the law of the land!  Earlier this week, Congressmen Steve King (R-IA) and Joe Wilson (R-SC) introduced H.R. 785, the National Right to…

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Puzder Hearing on For February 2

Lastly on the national front, we want to again urge our readers to lend their support to President Trump’s nomination of Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants (parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s), as Secretary of Labor. His nomination hearing will be held next Thursday, February 2 before the US Senate Committee on Health,…

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OT Advocates Look To States

With the Department of Labor overtime rule having suffered a somewhat similar fate (enjoined nationally by the federal court) as did the persuader rule discussed above, advocates for the policy of more than doubling the overtime threshold are now casting their eyes on state governments. As new legislative sessions get underway, democratic lawmakers in a…

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Court Rejects Staying OT Rule Injunction

As we reported to you back in early December, the federal court in Texas enjoined the new Department of Labor overtime regulations that would have more than doubled the overtime exemption threshold to over $47,000, a decision that DOL quickly appealed. Last week, Judge Amos Mazzant of the District Circuit, who actually issued the injunction…

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Kentucky Becomes 27th Right-To-Work State

Notwithstanding the above, Kentucky effectively mooted the aforementioned Hardin County court case when Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed Kentucky right to work legislation into law last Saturday.  The newly republican-controlled Kentucky Senate moved quickly to get the bill before the governor after the House (also boasting a republican majority) passed the bill last week.  The…

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Cabinet Members Prepare for Transition

As the transition of presidential power to President-elect Trump gets closer, President Obama has asked cabinet secretaries to write “exit memos” to identify progress they believe they have made and highlight the work that remains.  In response, most of the Secretariats have completed the task and released their vision. Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez…

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Puzder Confirmation Hearing Set for January 17

With Donald Trump set to assume the office of the Presidency in just over 10 days, focus is shifting to the confirmation hearings in the US Senate for the president-elect’s cabinet nominees.  In that vein, the US Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor & Pensions (HELP) will hold a confirmation hearing on January 17 on…

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SEIU Cutting Budget

They may have been spending like the proverbial ‘drunken sailor’ on their Fight for $15 campaigns around the country, but the Service Employees International Union has decided to tighten the purse strings a bit in the face of the Republican electoral landslide in the November elections.  The nation’s second-largest labor union will cut 10% of…

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IFA Asks for Puzder Endorsements

As we know, President-elect Donald Trump has announced that he will nominate Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. as his Secretary of Labor and the International Franchise Association (IFA) has undertaken an effort to help him win confirmation.  Puzder is a member of the IFA Board of…

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One of Our Own

Zealots in the Obama Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may indeed be looking at the last few weeks of life for their litany of pro-labor and anti-business regulations (the overtime rule, the persuader rule, the expanded joint-employer definition, and others), as it appears CKE Restaurant CEO Andy Puzder is poised…

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