Minimum Wage Backfire

The Wall Street Journal

If there’s a silver lining for McDonald’s in Tuesday’s dreadful earnings report, it is that perhaps union activists will begin to understand that the fast-food chain cannot solve the problems of the Obama economy.

Perez: DOL Continues Fiduciary Redraft Outreach

Think Advisor

The Department of Labor continues to “reach out to stakeholders” regarding the redraft of its rule to amend the definition of fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act so that DOL can “understand with granularity” what the “nature of the problem is and what the nature of various stakeholders’ concerns are” regarding the rulemaking, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez told reporters after his speech at the National Press Club in Washington on Monday.

The Minimum Wage Struggle: Bootleggers and Baptists

By Adam Smith and Bruce Yandle, The Federalist

In recent weeks, minimum wage workers protesting their low-wage status have marched in the streets in more than 100 U.S. cities. For example, workers in Charleston SC blocked a main thoroughfare, insisting they be paid $15/hr and receive union membership.

GOP sharpens knives to cut political spending by labor

By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner

Federal labor law might be overhauled for the first time in 70 years if Republicans win control of the Senate in November, with key lawmakers planning to reintroduce legislation that would effectively cripple the ability of unions to raise political funds.

New ERA is a bill worth supporting

Colorado Springs Gazette

WHEN politicians come asking for your vote this fall, especially those seeking to serve or remain in Congress, ask them what they think of the ERA. It’s alive and well and gaining momentum.