Obama’s Labor Department Nominee Is The Embarrassing Gift That Keeps Giving
If the Senate goes ahead and confirms Perez, one thing is certain: The ammunition he gives will be fodder for business writers and bloggers for the next several years. For the Obama Administration, Perez will turn out to be the embarrassing gift that just keeps on giving.
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BREAKING: Sen. David Vitter to Block Obama’s Labor Department Replacement
In Friday’s edition of Union Briefs, you were provided with a compilation of the problems surrounding Barack Obama’s then-purported pick to replace Hilda Solis as Secretary of Labor. Since Friday, as expected, the White House has announced that Barack Obama would indeed nominate Thomas Perez to replace Solis. However, as more light is shed on Thomas Perez and his questionable qualifications for Secretary of Labor, | Read More »
Hasta la vista, Hilda! Homage Paid As Obama’s Union-Backed Labor Secretary Packs It In
Although she was never apparently a union member herself, one of union bosses’ best friends in the Obama administration, ethically-challenged Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, announced her resignation on Wednesday.
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Breaking: Hilda Solis has resigned as Secretary of Labor.
Pretty much out of nowhere: as of an hour ago CNN was reporting that the White House was touting Hilda Solis as a mark of its diversity. Mind you, they were doing so as part of a post about how Barack Obama’s Cabinet is becoming, and I quote CNN here, ‘a boys club.’ At any rate, this was and is very much a surprise, so | Read More »
Union Bosses’ Water Carriers: Is Obama Administration Dodging Overdue Pension Reports?
For several years now, even though problems were well documented before, union bosses have been hiding behind the current financial meltdown as a main cause for their massive pension under-funding problem. Now, it appears that the Obama Administration is helping to hide just how bad the problem is. Despite a 2010 failed attempt at getting a tax-payer bailout for union pensions, the fact is, many union pension plans | Read More »
Obama’s Labor Secretary Sends Labor Day Message to Notorious SEIU: “You are now…part of the solution.”
Barack Obama’s Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, has never shied away from her affinity for union bosses. Though she has never been a union member herself (nor has she ever worked in the private sector), her love of unions, apparently, comes from her parents’ membership in unions. Like many Democratic political opportunists who have fought and climbed their way to the top of the political | Read More »
Obama’s Labor Department Looks To Take The ‘Family’ Out of Family Farms
Let’s establish this right out of the gate so as not to confuse issues: It is wrong when corporations use child labor. Forgetting the law for a moment, whether it is here in the U.S. or overseas, children are children, and corporations should not exploit children. Got it? With that said, this is not about corporations, this is about families and farms. More specifically, family | Read More »
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis uses gay-baiting slur in public.
It’s not turning into a good year for the Obama administration – in fact, it’s not been a good administration for the Obama administration – but I think that this is hardly an excuse for a Cabinet level official to use low-rent sexual epithets in public: At the Florida Democratic Party State Convention over the weekend, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis insulted members of | Read More »
Obama’s Labor Department Blasted in Public Comments Over Dangerous ‘Persuader’ Proposal
Last week, the public comment period closed on the Obama Labor Department’s proposed regulatory change to alter a 1959 law that would make employers and their service providers (attorneys and various consultants) file financial disclosure statements and make personal information public, all in order to give union bosses hit lists of individuals and companies to target. Prior to the closing of the public comment period, | Read More »
The AFL-CIO Defends Union Violence As A ‘Legitimate’ Union Activity, Will The Dept. of Labor Do It Too?
A little over a month ago, in a case that drew national attention, a man was targeted at his home, shot and injured, all because he dared to run union free business. Now, in Buffalo, New York, a case involving outrageous allegations of labor-racketeering and union violence aimed at non-union construction workers and company owners is proceeding through the judicial process. Its outcome, however, may | Read More »
The Unintended Consequences of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’ Witch Hunt
In less than two weeks, on September 21st, the public comment period will be closing on a Department of Labor scheme to have employers report the amount of money paid to outside vendors (namely, attorneys, PR firms, website developers, video firms, polling firms and just about every type of communications and human resource consultant) as newly-minted “persuaders.” Once the public comment closes, and because too few | Read More »
The Latest From Obama’s Labor Dept: “You Might Be Union Busting If…”
Last week, the union extremists controlling the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board conducted a coordinated attack on America’s job creators. The first punch, a 160-page rule-making proposal by the Department of Labor was issued on Monday for public comments. However, it was quickly drowned out by the second punch: Tuesday’s NLRB rule-making proposal to modify election procedures, which are intended | Read More »
A Death By A Thousand Cuts
We have written on numerous occasions that the Obama Administration is controlled by union bosses. Throughout the administration, union bosses have planted their people in order to do their bidding to help unionize America. After you read this post, it will be hard for you to disagree with the following statement: The Obama Administration is the most anti-business administration in the last 70 years—if not | Read More »
Criminalizing Conversation: Unions using the Department of Labor to chill employer speech
This may be a bit wonky, but if you are a union-free, private-sector employer with two or more employees, there’s something sinister coming down the pike from Washington that you’ll probably want to know about. Any day now, the union-controlled Department of Labor will be issuing new rules interpreting a little-known 1959 law called the Landrum-Griffin Act (officially, the Labor-Management Reporting & Disclosure Act). A | Read More »
Labor Secretary Rewards Former Staff With Big Raises
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis rewarded six former staffers from her congressional office with political appointments and huge raises upon taking over at the Department of Labor. The appointees had significant pay increases averaging 50 percent upon changing jobs; one employee’s salary nearly doubled. Solis, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California, began hiring the employees shortly after she was confirmed by | Read More »