Department of Labor on Townhall

John Ransom - Thu Oct 13

Hoffa and the Justice Department, says the man who wants head up the Teamsters union, have abused a decades-old consent decree, “which was once used to remove mobsters two decades ago, [but] is now being used to target [Hoffa’s] critics” through a “rogue investigative unit set up by the decree.” ... more

Amy Oliver - Sun Oct 9

According to a 2009 study from Stanford University Energy Modeling Forum, “analysis…concludes that the advantages of increased jobs from renewable energy are vastly over-stated at costs prevailing today. It will require dramatic break-through in costs if renewable energy is to become a job generator.” ... more

John Ransom - Thu Sep 29

The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) has submitted Freedom of Information requests to the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service following an announcement that the administration is investigating homebuilders in an attempt to bolster union membership at the expense of housing sector jobs. ... more

Janet M. LaRue - Mon Sep 19

When it comes to Social Security, Republicans should stop treating seniors like the feeble-minded demographic portrayed in commercials written by 13-year-olds on Madison Avenue. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Wed Sep 14

I was wondering if you would hazard an estimate as to the current number of unemployed who have exhausted all benefits. I know BLS and Department of Labor doesn’t keep track of that population. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Sat Sep 10

Obama's proposals are 180 degrees wrong. Obama wants to drive up labor costs, not because it makes economic sense, but because it is the only way he can possibly be reelected. ... more

Political Calculations - Thu Sep 8

California was just in the news for a really bad reason: the state is facing a historically low level of employment. By contrast, Texas has perhaps the second-best overall jobs picture in the entire nation. Let's look at why. ... more

Fred Wszolek - Tue Sep 6

Just a few short weeks ago, the Washington metropolitan area was preparing for Hurricane Irene and the strong winds and rainfall accompanying the storm. Most parents and homeowners were running around town picking up batteries, buying flashlights and purchasing water in the event there were significant disruptions in power. ... more

Fred Wszolek - Tue Aug 23

As recent economic news has demonstrated, the road to recovery for our nation will be long and precarious. With extended debate on measures to eliminate debt as foreign governments deal with solvency issues, the markets have been extremely volatile, all of which has greatly impacted our economy. ... more

Ken Blackwell - Wed Aug 17

Floundering. Flopping around like a fish on deck. That’s the best description of the Obama administration this summer. The president’s now on a bus tour of the Heartland. Next, he’s slated to go to Martha’s Vineyard for a well-earned vacation. ... more

Michael Uremovich - Mon Aug 15

In the last session of Congress, members of both the Senate and House spoke loudly and clearly through their actions on various pieces of legislation, including the Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA). EFCA would have eliminated the secret ballot in union organizing elections and given to government arbitrators the authority to determine wages and other terms and conditions of employment. ... more

Fred Wszolek - Mon Jul 25

For those who may have written off Big Labor’s agenda after they failed to push the Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA) through Congress last year, they may want to take a careful look at the actions being undertaken by President Obama’s Administration and they’ll quickly find that the job-killing movement is alive and well. ... more

Bob Goldman - Thu Jun 30

Congratulations, fellow Americans! According to the latest "American Time Use Survey" conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we now know that, on the average, Americans are working 26 minutes less each workday. That's almost a 10 percent improvement! ... more

Elisabeth Meinecke - Wed Jun 15

When you talk in Facebook statistics, you're speaking the language of a young demographic.That's what the new nonprofit Generation Opportunity aims to do. ... more

Katie Kieffer - Mon Jun 13

If Steve Jobs’ name were Lindsay Lohan and he were looking for work starring as the wife of John Gotti Jr. in a mobster film, confrontation with the law would be the best thing that ever happened to Apple. ... more

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown - Thu Jun 9

This past year we enjoyed the short lived FOX police drama, Chicago Code. However, we didn't expect to watch its sequel as a reality horror show on the nightly news. ... more

Rich Galen - Fri Apr 29

I have given a great deal of thought to the whole birth certificate thing. Like you, I wondered why, if it had been available all this time, Obama didn't just ask for it two years ago and put this nonsense to bed. ... more

Austin Hill - Sun Mar 6

Has the Obama Administration turned the corner, and become more “pro business?” ... more

Austin Hill - Sat Feb 12

Think back a long time ago. Stretch your mind, and go all the way back to January 21st, 2011. ... more