Obama Slams Wisconsin’s Walker for Signing Right To Work Law

Just days after Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed his state up as the 25th in the nation with a Right-To-Work law on the books, lame-duck President Barack Obama attacked the likely candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination in a statement released Monday by the White House.  In part, Obama professed his deep disappointment that…

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Hollywood’s Version of Reality

In this day and age, no person should be paid less on the basis of their sex. If a woman does the same job as a man – and performs it at the same level – their compensation shouldn’t be determined by their gender. With that said, the actress Patricia Arquette’s comments about equal pay…

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Senate Advances Bill to Kill “Ambush Elections”

Well, the US Senate did its part this week when it advanced a resolution that would overturn the “ambush elections” rule published late last year by the National Labor Relations Board and scheduled to take effect on April 14.  The resolution, which passed by a 53 – 45 vote would invoke the Congressional Review Act…

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FDA Wants $5B and 70 Percent More Staff

In the 2015 federal budget submitted by President Obama, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had requested $4.9 Billion in spending and a 70 percent increase in staff.  The agency claims that the funds and additional personnel are necessary for it to meet its obligation under the mandates of the Food Safety and Modernization Act…

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Paid Sick Leave Spreading Like the Flu

It began back in 2006 when San Francisco mandated paid sick leave for every worker in the city at a rate of 1 hour paid leave earned for every 30 hours worked.  It was followed by Washington, DC and Milwaukee just 2 years later.  (The Milwaukee law was never implemented and after Wisconsin Governor Scott…

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Tale of Two Governments

There seems to be quite a contrast in how business is viewed between the federal government versus that of a number of states around the country.  Those of us who watched or listened to President Obama’s State of the Union address this week heard what many are describing as a “Robin Hood plan” plan of…

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Obama Now Pushing Paid Family Leave

President Obama yesterday announced that he will push Congress to enact a bill mandating paid sick leave for all American workers. According to a LinkedIn post by top Obama aide Valerie Jarret, the administration is filing the Healthy Americans Act, which would require all businesses in the nation employing at least 15 people to provide…

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Forewarned is Forearmed

We’ve spent a lot of time and space reporting these election results to you this week primarily because they will not be going away.  To the contrary, advocates of of anti-business measures will continue to push them through whatever vehicles may present themselves.  Recall that the minimum wage initiative began with a call by President…

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More Politics On Minimum Wage

You will recall that initiatives to increase the federal minimum wage began when President Obama identified it as a goal of his second term back in 2013.  Although the issue has been a non-starter at the federal level in Congress, Vice President Joe Biden was trying to breathe more life into it at a speech…

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Labor Secretary Perez Eyed For AG

Following along that same line of thought, we are quite concerned about the notion, raised in a number of circles, that Labor Secretary Tom Perez may be nominated by President Obama to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder.  Perez has impeccable credentials as a union advocate, but not so much as an impartial enforcer of…

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