Posts tagged economy
BACKGROUNDER: Small Businesses Before Bureaucrats
May 16, 2022 // Rep. Good said, “Our nation’s small businesses should be able to operate freely without facing the threat of a federal agency imposing mandates that can put them out of business.”
Op-Ed: HOW TO FIX AMERICA’S WORKER SHORTAGE: PUSH FOOD STAMP RECIPIENTS TO GET A JOB
May 16, 2022 // States should encourage more people to find the independence that comes with employment, which will not only help end America’s worker shortage, but also grow the economy by nearly $160 billion. That matters especially after the economy shrank in the first three months of the year.
Employee Rights Act Would Protect Hardworking Latinos & Expand Freedom for All American Workers
May 9, 2022 // The LIBRE Initiative supports the ERA and its efforts at protecting American workers from anti-choice legislation like the PRO Act and ensuring that they have the flexibility to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving economy.
Worker productivity saw its biggest drop since 1947 in the first quarter—but experts say the headline figures don’t tell the whole story
May 9, 2022 // American workers’ productivity dropped sharply in the first quarter of 2022, notching the largest three-month decline since 1947. Non-farm productivity, which measures worker output against hours worked, sank 7.5% from January through March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Thursday.
Sanders’ pro-union budget committee hearing shows Democrats’ true agenda
May 6, 2022 // Ranking Member Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) observation during the hearing was exactly correct — under Sanders’s direction, the Senate Budget Committee has taken a dangerous and partisan turn. Instead of focusing on issues under jurisdiction, Sanders would prefer to use his chairmanship as a bully pulpit to push a pro-union agenda and target companies he dislikes for purely political reasons.
Republicans increasingly critical of several major U.S. institutions, including big corporations and banks
April 24, 2022 // Republicans are critical of how several major institutions, from large corporations and technology companies to universities and K-12 public schools, are affecting the United States. And in many cases, Republicans’ assessments have taken a sharp negative turn in the past few years.
OPINION JEDYNAK: Helping Women Thrive Post-COVID
March 27, 2022 // As our nation recovers from COVID-19 and sees a return to normalcy, it is important to support women and ensure we all have meaningful career choices and affordable childcare and can be financially secure against rising inflation. Congress’ current proposals would reduce the choices available to women and hinder our ability to use our talents in the labor force. We know best how to care for our family and professional lives — not the government. Americans should reject these heavy-handed measures in favor of promoting freedom and opportunity.
Opinion: Amazon Employees Don’t Need a Union
March 25, 2022 // Tight labor markets empower workers more than any union. That’s why it’s unlikely that the 7,500 Amazon workers at the JFK8 plant in Staten Island, New York, who are voting today on whether to join the Amazon Labor Union, will choose to be organized. Voting at Amazon’s LDJ5 plant (also in Staten Island), which employs 1,500 workers, will take place next month.
This new union boss could start the biggest strike in decades
March 24, 2022 // O'Brien, a self-described "militant," is vowing to take a much harsher line with employers than his predecessor did. And that could lead to a strike at the nation's largest union employer when the Teamsters' UPS (UPS) contract expires on July 31 2023.
SOTU address shows Biden favors unions and spurns workers
March 6, 2022 // Instead of focusing on policies that would help Americans deal with runaway inflation, Biden doubled down on Big Labor’s wishlist. No matter what organized labor is selling, implementing a $15 minimum wage alongside the PRO Act would be a doomsday scenario for American workers.