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‘A Good Sign’: Fewer People File For Unemployment In States Cutting Federal Bonus, Data...

States that withdrew from the federal pandemic unemployment bonus in June saw improving jobs numbers and fewer individuals filing for benefits compared to other states, Department of Labor data analyzed by the Daily Caller News Foundation showed. “I continued to see increases in the number of unemployed and, in some weeks, increases in the new…

Wednesday Evening Dispatch: Even Fauci Agrees CDC Guidelines For Kids Aren’t ‘Too Sensible’

Varun Hukeri General Assignment & Analysis Reporter May 05, 2021 6:18 PM ET

Private Companies Will Have To Pay For Most Of The ‘Green Transition,’ Biden Administration...

The private sector will shoulder the costs associated with transforming the U.S. economy into a “green” economy, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Wednesday. While the federal government plans to provide funds through direct investments and tax credits, private companies will be expected to pay for most of the estimated $2.5 trillion needed over the course…

Marty Walsh Confirmed As Department of Labor Secretary In Bipartisan Vote

The Senate confirmed Democratic Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to lead the Department of Labor in a bipartisan vote Monday evening. The Senate voted 68-29 in favor of confirming Marty Walsh, the current mayor of Boston and former union member and leader. Several Republicans including Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Richard…

Biden Advisor’s Firm Received Thousands From Labor Nominee Marty Walsh, Report Says

Secretary of Labor nominee Marty Walsh paid Biden Senior Advisor Anita Dunn’s political consulting firm $90,000 between September and December of 2020 leading up to his nomination, the Washington Free Beacon reported. The Boston Mayor’s campaign paid the $90,000 to SKDKnickerbocker, a well-known political consulting firm favored by several prominent Democrats including President Joe Biden,…

EXCLUSIVE: Trump Administration Sends Rare Warning To Two Major Labor Unions

The Department of Labor has sent “very rare” warning letters to United Steelworkers President Thomas Conway and American Federation of Government Employees President Everett Kelley. The Labor Department warned the unions that their local subordinates are “disproportionately subject to embezzlement” and said they must take steps to address widespread misconduct. USW and AFGE received the…

‘One Of The Most Significant Reforms’: Labor, DHS Officials Announce ‘Significant’ H-1B Rule Changes

The Trump administration announced rule changes Tuesday intended to encourage American companies who petition for workers under the H-1B visa program to look for American workers first. The Departments of Homeland Security and Labor announced rule changes that range from tightening broad language closing loopholes to adding wage protections for American workers. “It is never…

Bloomberg Law Retracts Labor Story After Reporter’s Emails Are Exposed

October 04, 2019 6:09 PM ET A Bloomberg Law article going after a government aide in September by characterizing old Facebook posts as anti-Semitic was retracted Friday after emails surfaced indicating the reporter mischaracterized the employee’s comments. The outlet came under fire in September when reporter Ben Penn wrote about the Department of Labor’s newest…

Women, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans Reach Historic Unemployment Rates

October 04, 2019 4:43 PM ET Women, African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans reached historic unemployment rates in September 2019, Bureau of Labor Statistics data show. In September, 136,000 jobs were added, according to the BLS report, about 6,000 more than in August. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate declined to 3.5% in September — the lowest seen since December…

EXCLUSIVE: Labor Department To Reinstate Aide Wrongfully Accused Of Anti-Semitism

September 04, 2019 6:01 PM ET Trump appointee Leif Olson will return to his post after resigning following a Bloomberg Law reporter falsely accusing him of anti-Semitism. The Facebook post at issue was actually sarcastically mocking the alt-right and condemning anti-Semitism, which the full post made clear. Olson left the department four hours after the…
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