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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Surprise!: Labor Bosses, Not Workers, Win in Green New Deal

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at 1:08 pm - Permalink

On February 7, 2019, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY 14) released her Green New Deal outline. In it, she describes purported “crises” that Americans are experiencing from climate change, including life expectancy declining, greater systemic racial injustices, etc.

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A Worker and Taxpayer Win: Michigan Court of Claims Upholds Prevailing Wage Repeal

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 2:25 pm - Permalink

On February 25, 2019, the Michigan Court of Claims dismissed a case challenging the repeal of Michigan’s prevailing wage law by the Michigan legislature. The court rejected the argument made by the plaintiff, Protect Michigan Jobs, that appropriations can’t be made in public acts.

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CWF and ATR Support the National Right-to-Work Act

Posted by Olivia Grady on Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at 2:02 pm - Permalink

On February 14, 2019, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced the National Right-to-Work Act (S. 525).

The Act would remove language from the National Labor Relations Act, which governs private sector workers, and the Railway Labor Act, which affects airline and railroad employees.

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West Virginia Teachers’ Unions Close Schools Again

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 2:25 pm - Permalink

Union leaders of the West Virginia Education Association, American Federation of Teachers – West Virginia, and West Virginia School Service Personnel Association announced a strike on February 18, 2019.

Yesterday, schools in 54 out of 55 counties in West Virginia were closed due to the strike.

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CWF in the Daily Caller

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 2:19 pm - Permalink

The Daily Caller published an article on February 7, 2019, by Senior Fellow Olivia Grady. The article, "Opinion: Two Cases The Supreme Court Might Use To Crush Unions," is about two cases the Supreme Court might decide this summer on the constitutionality of exclusive representation:

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President Trump’s Policies are Working for All Americans

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 3:24 pm - Permalink

Since the beginning of his presidency, President Donald Trump has implemented free market policies to help all Americans. For example, his tax reform legislation reduced taxes for the majority of American taxpayers, and he has cut the number of regulations, which stifle economic growth.

The results have been phenomenal for American workers. Today, most American workers have lower taxes and greater job opportunities.

This was confirmed once again by the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Situation Summary for January 2019, which was released on Friday.

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Higher Minimum Wage = More Machines, Fewer Jobs

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, January 31st, 2019 at 2:42 pm - Permalink

Today, many Democrat politicians are advocating for a higher minimum wage. In fact, Democrats in the House and Senate introduced the Raise the Wage Act this month. The bill proposes raising the federal minimum wage to $15 over five years.

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ATR, CWF Applaud FLRA Chairman Kiko

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 4:10 pm - Permalink

On December 21, 2018, Colleen Duffy Kiko, Chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), sent a letter to the Union of Authority Employees (UAE), the union that purportedly represents FLRA employees. The letter informed the union that the law does not permit collective bargaining at the FLRA and that the contract between the FLRA and the UAE was not continuing after its December 21st expiration date.

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ATR, CWF Join Amicus Brief in Case Challenging Exclusive Representation

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 4:12 pm - Permalink

On January 3, 2019, the Center of the American Experiment and seventeen other public policy research organizations and advocacy groups, including Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) and the Center for Worker Freedom (CWF), submitted an amicus brief in support of the petitioner Dr. Kathleen Uradnik.

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