Labor, Education & Pensions Legislative Alerts
Yesterday Chairman Issa held oversight hearings examining the Bureau of Labor Statistics absurd methodology for calculating green jobs. As it turns out, almost anyone can qualify, including: the Salvation Army (reused goods), bus drivers (mass transit), antique dealers (reused goods) and … yes … even oil lobbyists (environmental awareness) are counted as green jobs these [...]
By Nicole Kaeding
The month of May is synonymous with graduations; thousands of college students leaving school and heading out into the work force. This May, due to President Obama’s failed economic policies, the job market is extremely tight for graduates. But yet, the national unemployment rate of 8.1% doesn’t tell the full story. Simply, the younger generation is hit the hardest.
Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s leading economic freedom advocate, today issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s job-killing vote allowing the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to impose rules that favor union bosses over common sense and job creation. Despite the NLRB’s gross overreach speeding up union elections, Senator Enzi's resolution of disapproval, S. J. Res. 36, would have stopped this “ambush” union elections rule.
Twenty-seven conservative and free market groups unite to oppose Ambush Election rule.
Dear Representative Rokita,
On behalf of more than 2 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I commend you for introducing the Rewarding Achievement and Incentivizing Successful Employees (RAISE) Act, H.R. 4385. Your bill is based on a commonsense principle: workers should be able to receive additional pay for performance recognized by their employers, not held back by collective bargaining contracts negotiated by union bosses.
Unions have a long history of working to represent and protect workers from employment abuses in this country. Yet in recent years the web of special rules negotiated through union contracts has sometimes done more to hold workers back and hurt the economy than it has done to help.