Critics: UFCW Hypocritical on Irregular Hours

Union fronts hiring ‘flexible’ workers to bash flexibility
AP

Union front groups are hiring for positions that require long, irregular hours to help champion legislation that will eliminate jobs that require employees to work long, irregular hours.

Major Dem Donor’s Company to Benefit from Minimum Wage Hike

Costco will not be hit by minimum wage increase like its competitors will
Costco CEO

Costco, whose CEO is a prominent Democratic Party fundraiser, will directly benefit from the 40 percent minimum wage increase proposed by Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa) and embraced by the president in his State of the Union address.

Scott Rips Dems Over Nuke Option on NLRB

Democrats propose using the ‘nuclear option’ to prevent GOP from blocking Obama appointees
Sen. Tim Scott / AP

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (R.) slammed liberal proposals to use the nuclear option to push President Barack Obama’s controversial labor board nominees through Senate confirmation.

Consent Questioned

Republicans criticize Obama and NLRB nominees
Mark Gaston Pearce, Sharon Block, Richard Griffin / NLRB.gov

Republicans on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee laid into President Barack Obama’s controversial nominees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at a Thursday morning hearing.

Blowing the Whistle

Pastor testifies about political machinations of Obama labor nominee
Tom Perez / AP

A Minnesota pastor who blew the whistle on a multi-million dollar fraud testified before Congress about the federal authorities who allegedly threw out the case for political purposes.

An Impactful Policy

‘Disparate impact’ hurts businesses, workers according to experts
Tom Perez / AP

President Barack Obama’s nominee for labor secretary allegedly traded away a potential $200 million payday for taxpayers in order to preserve a legal doctrine that drives up the cost of doing business in the United States and inflates the college bubble, critics say.

Perez Vote Delayed

Vote on labor nominee delayed so committee can hear from whistleblower
AP

A vote on President Barack Obama’s controversial labor secretary nominee was postponed after Republican Senators summoned a whistleblower to testify before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee.

Gumming up the Works

Difficulty in implementing Obamacare provides ammunition for critics
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius / AP

The Obama administration’s ongoing difficulty in implementing Obamacare is forcing the president to chip away at other parts of the law, rankling allies and potentially giving its critics more ammunition to criticize and even undo the law.