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Government By Scumbag

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On April 10, 2020
Who would have thought that electing a racist carnival barker who names right-wing extremists to head the Department of Labor would lead to bad consequences for workers? The Labor Department is facing growing criticism over its response to the coronavirus pandemic as the agency plays a central role in ensuring that the tens of millions […]
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At least 6 Democratic senators are outraged by Department of Labor cuts because they will kill Latinos on the job. The senators argued the two resolutions that have already passed Congress will weaken workplace safety, especially in Latino and immigrant majority jobs related to agriculture, construction and meatpacking. “The administration has proposed cutting the DOL […]

Acosta

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On March 26, 2017

Sure, defeating Andy Puzder’s nomination to be Secretary of Labor was a good thing. He is a truly terrible human being. But during a week where the headlines were rightfully dominated by the hug

Labor Secretaries

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On March 2, 2017

While I don’t agree with all the details in this piece, particularly around the seeming belief that unionists themselves should serve in the position and that the government is per se an ineffec

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Acosta

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On February 21, 2017
The consensus is that Alexander Acosta is a less horrible choice for Secretary of Labor than Andy Puzder. But that doesn’t mean he is good: Even though Acosta is a more mainline conservative than Puzder, labor groups have a lot of policy concerns. Obama‚Äôs Labor Department pushed through a number of policies, including executive orders […]
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Keep Up the Pressure

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On January 16, 2017
This is a good sign that even the Cabinet of Deplorables is subject to left-wing pressure. President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to be labor secretary has voiced second thoughts in recent days, because of a relentless barrage of criticism from Democrats, labor unions and other liberal groups, a business ally and GOP sources tell CNN. Andy […]

Silicosis Rule

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On March 25, 2016

Another day, another great move by Obama’s Department of Labor. The Department of Labor is issuing a long-awaited and controversial rule Thursday aimed at better protecting workers from inhaling

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