Labor, Education & Pensions Legislative Alerts
“On the personal level the student, the parent, and the caring teacher all perceive that a basic promise is not being kept. More and more, young people emerge from high school ready neither for college nor for work. This predicament becomes more acute as the knowledge base continues its rapid expansion, the number of traditional jobs shrinks, and new jobs demand greater sophistication and preparation.”
Scott Walker’s recent victory in Wisconsin is strong evidence that Americans do not want our governments to be held hostage by labor unions. Unfortunately, Rep. Michael Grimm (NY-13) and 33 other Republicans in Congress are still under the impression that inefficient union labor contracts for public projects are somehow in the best interest of American taxpayers. Recently, they voted to add an amendment to a spending package in the House that will benefit large unions at the expense of everyone else.
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.