White House Puts Thumb on The Scale

With the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) seemingly pulling out all the stops to punish business and ‘win’ unionization at every turn, the President added the prestige of the White House to that effort with a pro-union meeting at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. President Biden made it clear during his campaign that he would be the…

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Biden Plans Will Hurt (Small) Business

Tuesday evening, President Biden gave his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress and therein laid out his plans to address many of the issues facing the nation – not all of which are going to be helpful to struggling small businesses. He specifically endorsed 4 steps that we highlight…

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Senate Confirms Abruzzo

Last week, the U.S. Senate confirmed attorney Jennifer Abruzzo as the new General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Abruzzo, who was nominated for the post by President Biden back in mid-February, needed Vice President Kamala Harris to break a 50-50 tie along party lines in the Senate. Although she most recently served…

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Biden Unveils Latest $2 Trillion Spend

President Biden unveiled another $2+ trillion legislative proposal earlier this week – ironically, just one day off from April Fool’s Day – that has been hyped as a major infrastructure investment and indeed it is. The proposal calls for $620 billion in clean water, high speed internet access and housing as well as another $615…

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House Bill Would Double Federal Minimum Wage

Democratic representatives in Congress made good on promises to file legislation increasing the federal minimum wage this week with The Raise the Wage Act of 2021 being officially filed. As we know there was much talk during the campaign on the democratic side – from President Biden as well as several reps and senators –…

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Labor’s Friend in the White House

Back during the 2020 Presidential Campaign, then candidate Joe Biden made it clear where he would come down on labor issues, pledging to the AFL-CIO at a Labor Day event that he will be “the strongest labor president you ever had” when he is in the White House. Well, he’s only been there two days,…

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