Department of Labor

Labor Department Ensures Americans Unemployment Benefits Won’t Lapse Despite Trump Signing Delay

Labor Department Ensures Americans Unemployment Benefits Won’t Lapse Despite Trump Signing Delay

The Department of Labor (DOL) says unemployment benefits won't lapse despite President Donald Trump's delay in signing a new Covid-19…

4 years ago

Rumor: Bernie Sanders Is Angling To Be Biden’s Labor Secretary

When a candidate wins an election, it is typical that they reward the people that supported them with plum positions…

4 years ago

Unemployment Continues to Rise After Another 1 Million Filed for Benefits Last Week

According to the latest data released by the Department of Labor (DOL), another 1 million American workers filed for first-time…

4 years ago

Debate makes Clear: Public Education, the Public Good itself, Hang in the Balance in 2020

When asked about his approach to education in last Thursday’s Democratic primary debate, Pete Buttigieg’s response boiled down the difference…

5 years ago

Meet The Right Wing Extremist To Whom Trump Wants To Give A Key Department Of Labor Job

Meet Curtis Ellis, a right-wing extremist on par with Steve Bannon and Mike Flynn, who accused Barack Obama and Hillary…

7 years ago

Trump’s Pick For Labor Secretary Hired An Undocumented Immigrant To Clean His House

For someone vying to head the U.S. Department of Labor, Puzder certainly has a lot of problems in his own…

7 years ago

People for the American Way Condemn Choice of Andrew Puzder as Labor Secretary

"He objectifies women in his ads, the Labor Department found that his restaurants mistreated employees, and he’s faced troubling allegations…

8 years ago

No American Is Safe from Trump’s Wrecking Crew Cabinet

Trump’s choices are unqualified, but they were chosen for their desire to eradicate federal agencies, not their level of competence…

8 years ago

Obama Recovery In Full Swing As Unemployment Fell In Every One Of The 50 States Last Year

Every U.S. state and the District of Columbia, saw their unemployment rate drop from 2013 to 2014.

9 years ago

A Stroke Of Obama’s Pen Will Lift 10.4 Million Workers Into the Middle Class

If the President simply adjusted the salary threshold for inflation since it was last raised in 1975, it would be…

10 years ago

Judge Rules America’s Fastest Growing Industry Is Exempt From Minimum Wage Law

While the Labor Department's rule change was meant to protect worker's rights, the Judge protected Home Care Associates, the International…

10 years ago

Obama Has Best Job Creation Streak Since 1939 So Republicans Vow To Return To Bush

In Republican vernacular, returning to the "old ways" is "taking our country back;" but back to what? If the subject…

10 years ago

Here’s More Great Economic News For Democrats To Hammer Republicans With

There has been relative silence on two new economic reports that put a stake in the economic agenda Republicans are…

10 years ago

President Obama Shows Republicans What Real Family Values Are All About

President Obama fired up the crowd today at the Working Families Summit in DC to advocate support and flexibility for…

10 years ago

Republicans Bring Back Child Labor On Tobacco Farms In The South

it was left to Human Rights Watch (HRW) to push the federal government to take steps to protect children working…

10 years ago

John Boehner and Eric Cantor Respond to Economic Good News By Planning to Kill More Jobs

It was a certainty that Republicans would use the recent good news on the economy, both GDP growth and job…

11 years ago

Maine GOP Gov Accused of Rigging Jobless Benefit Hearings for Employers

Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage is accused of pressuring employees at the Dept. of Labor to decide unemployment-benefit cases in…

11 years ago

Main Street: President Obama’s Plan to Build the Economy from the Middle Out

With consumer confidence at a 5 year high, the President's plans to build the economy from the middle out are…

12 years ago