Labor unions are crying foul over President Donald Trump’s latest pick for a top labor post. Government Executive reports: “President Trump’s pick to be general counsel at the Federal Labor Relations Authority told senators Tuesday that she would be impartial as she administers the federal labor relations statute, while federal employee unions insisted her track record…

Compensation to 9/11 victims hit a major roadblock today when a GOP senator stopped a funding extension. The Hill reports: “Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday blocked an attempt by Democrats to pass an extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) tried to win the Senate’s consent to approve the House-passed bill, which would…

Acosta is out. But his acting successor’s track record is anything but good when it comes to labor. CNBC reports: “Incoming acting Labor Secretary Patrick Pizzella will take the helm of the department following the resignation Friday of Alex Acosta, who faced scrutiny over his role in prosecuting alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein more than a…

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Trump’s Mar-a-Lago wants more foreign workers, despite its owner’s xenophobic policies and rants. Fortune reports: “Mar-a-Lago, the so-called “winter White House,” is looking to hire 80 workers from other countries this year, a move that could bring out critics of Donald Trump. The resort, which received 78 H-2B visas in 2018-19 is looking to slightly increase the…

Trump’s Secretary of Labor is expected to resign. The New York Times reports: “President Trump said Friday that R. Alexander Acosta, his embattled secretary of labor, will resign following controversy over his handling of a sex crimes case involving the financier Jeffrey E. Epstein when Mr. Acosta was a federal prosecutor in Florida. Mr. Trump…

By Paul Burton The California State Senate’s Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee passed California’s groundbreaking bill that addresses the misclassification of workers as independent contractors on a 4-1 vote July 10. Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez codifies last year’s landmark state supreme court ruling in the Dynamex case which ruled that…

The President’s policies have created a “perfect storm” that is driving up costs for the housing industry, says the Federal Reserve Chairman. CNBC reports: “Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell echoed what most in the homebuilding industry have been complaining about all year. While the nation sinks into a severe housing shortage, homebuilders are struggling against…

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