Category: Department of Labor

Collective Action of Workers Pushes Andrew Puzder to Withdraw

Posted by BCTGM - February 16, 2017 - Activism, AFL-CIO, Department of Labor, Trump Administration Puzder_AFCMEblog_post_fullWidth

The withdrawal of Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder is being hailed as a victory for America’s workers. From coast to coast, workers made thousands of calls, attended mass rallies and demonstrations and met with their Senators to expose Puzder’s record of driving down wages, harassment and worker intimidation. Puzder’s anti-worker views are no secret. He […]

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Is Donald Trump Against the American Worker?

Posted by BCTGM - December 14, 2016 - Department of Labor, Working Families

Read this Daily Comment column in The New Yorker by writer William Finnegan: Donald Trump has chosen a fast-food executive, Andy Puzder, to be his Labor Secretary. Puzder, the C.E.O. of the parent company of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s burger chains, was a heavy donor to the Trump campaign. He is a prominent opponent […]

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Overtime Protections to Raise Wages for Millions of Workers

Posted by BCTGM - May 18, 2016 - Department of Labor, Wages

12.5 Million Americans: the number of people that the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) estimates will be effected by President Obama’s changes to the overtime rule. Under the direction of President Obama, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will update the threshold for salaried workers who automatically qualify for overtime when they work more than 40 […]

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Jobs with Justice: Labor Department Tells Employers to Come Clean About Unionbusting

Posted by BCTGM - March 24, 2016 - Department of Labor, Organizing

March 23/Erin Johansson If an entire industry existed with the sole purpose of interfering with a federally protected right, isn’t it common sense that our federal government should want to keep tabs on it? Thankfully, the Obama administration just released a rule that will step up federal monitoring of employers who hire unionbusting consultants. Unionbusters […]

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