Posts tagged federal funding

    Biden’s labor proxy war against DeSantis

    November 22, 2023 // Su is abusing her discretionary power under the Federal Transit Act. Yet if her actions are allowed to stand, labor unions may come to regret it. Future administrations may interpret the “fair and equitable” provision to require that states enact policies like Florida’s. States such as California, New York, and Illinois may suddenly find themselves out billions of dollars unless they stop giving unions unfair advantages and start protecting public-sector workers’ rights. Those states would surely argue that the Federal Transit Act doesn’t grant the secretary of labor such sweeping authority, but if that’s true, then the Biden administration’s assault on Florida is equally wrong.

    Chip makers must provide child care plan for fund access

    February 28, 2023 // The agency is agnostic on how companies get this done. They could build company-run onsite facilities, or outsource to a vendor. Companies could sponsor care directly or provide vouchers, discounts or cash. They'd need to understand what kind of care is actually available in the region, amid a nationwide shortage with a lot of regional variation. The need for these plans runs along supply and demand lines. In many areas there aren't enough child care workers or facilities, and costs are unaffordable for people who might want to take these chip-related jobs. In some regions, care for one child costs 14-18% of a construction workers' gross wages, the presentation says.

    Howard Brown Health workers begin 3-day strike

    January 4, 2023 // “After looking at every option for cost-saving measures, many of which we have already started to implement, we are now taking difficult but necessary actions to reduce expenses with a reduction in workforce,” said David Ernesto Munar, president and CEO of Howard Brown. “The goal is to minimize the impact on our employees and maintain the high-quality services that our patients expect and deserve. While painful in the short term, these cost-saving measures will help ensure Howard Brown’s ability to serve our communities for decades to come.” Margo Gislain, an organizer with the Illinois Nurses Association, said she hopes the charges before the National Labor Relations Board will result in the workers’ jobs being restored with back pay.

    Teachers unions could be blocked from receiving federal funding under new legislation

    November 21, 2022 // The No Federal Funding for Teachers’ Unions Act, introduced by Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, stipulates "no Federal funds may be provided to a labor organization the members of which are education professionals." It defines an education professional as someone who is employed by an elementary school, secondary school, or institution of higher education.

    Why the Biden administration’s new Davis-Bacon prevailing wage proposed rule is so troubling for Americans.

    June 2, 2022 // Today’s Davis-Bacon requirements are already problematic — driving up overall federal infrastructure costs as high as 10 percent and wages over 20 percent — on top of shifting more work to union over non-union workers despite the fact that over 86 percent of construction workers are not members of a union.

    Opinion: Biden’s political hacks won’t stop charter schools’ growth

    May 16, 2022 // Much to the delight of teachers’ union bosses, the Biden administration is quickly becoming history’s most anti-(school) choice political pack, demonstrated most recently in its proposals to make charter schools’ access to federal funding more difficult.