May Jobs Report: Continued Low Unemployment

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 1:42 am - Permalink

On Friday, June 7, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Employment Situation Summary for May 2019. There was little change from last month.

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 75,000 jobs in May. The increase was mostly in the professional and business services and in health care.

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Janus Under Attack: MA Democrats Try to Undo Supreme Court Decision

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 9:02 am - Permalink

Democrats in the Massachusetts Legislature have decided to curtail the First Amendment rights of workers and undermine a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in an effort to prop up their political donors: labor unions.

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CWF Submits Comments in Support of DOL Overtime Proposed Rule

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 3:10 pm - Permalink

Yesterday, the Center for Worker Freedom submitted comments in support of the Department of Labor's Proposed Rule on Overtime Pay. To read the comments, please click here or see below:

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ATR, CWF Urge a NO Vote on the PRO Act

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 12:03 pm - Permalink

Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act on May 2, 2019.

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Jobs Report Beats Expectations Again!

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at 11:23 am - Permalink

Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Employment Situation Summary for April 2019.

Once again, the jobs report surpassed expectations, thanks to the tax cuts and deregulation by the Trump Administration and Republican members of Congress.

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ATR, CWF Applaud New CMS Rule Ending Dues Skimming

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at 4:10 pm - Permalink

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the Department of Health and Human Services, issued a final rule forbidding states from diverting Medicaid funds from caregivers to third parties.

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Governor Ducey and Arizona Republicans Lead the Way on Occupational Licensing

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 10:02 am - Permalink

On April 10, 2019, Governor Doug Ducey (R) signed HB 2569 into law, allowing universal recognition of occupational licenses in Arizona. Arizona is the first state to recognize out-of-state licenses. 

Representative Warren Petersen (R) introduced the legislation in the House on February 4, 2019. The bill passed the House by a 36 to 24 vote on February 25th, and it passed the Senate on April 4th by 18 to 11 with one Senator not voting.

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CWF in the Washington Examiner

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 9:47 am - Permalink

The Washington Examiner published an article on April 6, 2019, by Senior Fellow Olivia Grady. The article is titled "Beautiful trifecta: New Labor Department rule great for workers, great for employers, bad for Obama." The article explains the new joint employer rule that the Labor Department just proposed and how beneficial it would be for American workers:

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Jobs Report Beats Expectations

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, April 5th, 2019 at 5:16 pm - Permalink

Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly Employment Situation report for March 2019.

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 196,000, beating expectations of 175,000 new jobs. Job gains occurred mostly in health care and in professional and technical services.

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The Fair and Open Competition Act Supports Workers and Taxpayers

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at 2:37 pm - Permalink

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) and the Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) strongly support the Fair and Open Competition Act.

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Economic Report: The American People Win Again!

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at 2:31 pm - Permalink

The Economic Report of the President was released on March 19th, 2019. The report shows a strong economy that is helping all Americans, particularly low-income Americans, secure jobs and higher salaries.

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ATR, CWF Support DOL’s Proposed Joint Employer Rule

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 at 4:22 pm - Permalink

On April 1, 2019, the Department of Labor issued a new proposed rule on joint employer.

The rule introduces a four-question test to determine when employers are joint employers. A clear test is needed because joint employers can both be held liable for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The test asks:

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CWF Supports NMB's Proposed Rule

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 3:11 pm - Permalink

Today, the Center for Worker Freedom submitted comments in support of the National Mediation Board's proposed rule, which would simplify the decertification process.

Please see below for the comments or click here:

 

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ATR, CWF Support DOL’s Proposed Overtime Rule

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 4:30 pm - Permalink

On March 7, 2019, the Department of Labor announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on overtime pay.

The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay employees time-and-a-half for the hours they work over 40 hours in a week. However, salaried employees who have a managerial role and earn a weekly salary above a salary set by the Department of Labor are exempt from this rule. The salary level currently is set at $455 per week or $23,660 annually.

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Jobs Report: Unemployment Falls Once Again

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 3:08 pm - Permalink

On March 8, 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its Employment Situation report for February 2019.

After strong numbers for the past three months, February’s numbers were lower than expected with 20,000 new jobs added.

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ATR, CWF Urge a “No” Vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 9:08 am - Permalink

House Representatives will likely vote soon on the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7), which was introduced by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) on January 30, 2019. Americans for Tax Reform and the Center for Worker Freedom urge Representatives to vote against the act.

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