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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A Bloomberg Law article going after a government aide in September by characterizing old Facebook posts as anti-Semitic was retracted Friday after emails surfaced indicating the reporter mischaracterized the employee’s comments.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…

Trump Will Nominate Gene Scalia, Son Of Late Justice, For Labor Secretary

August 27, 2019 5:36 PM ET The White House formally announced President Donald Trump’s intention to nominate Eugene Scalia for labor secretary Tuesday, over one month after the president floated his plans on Twitter. Scalia is a Labor Department veteran who practices employment law in the Washington offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is…

Child Sex-Trafficking Is More Common In The US Than People Realize, Activist Says. Here’s...

August 16, 2019 4:57 PM ET Activist Jaco Booyens said sex-trafficking in the U.S. is a more prevalent issue than most people realize. Booyens is an activist and filmmaker who has fought child sex-trafficking since 2001 through his organization SHAREtogether. Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, charged with sex-trafficking and conspiracy, died Saturday in an apparent suicide.…

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