Repeal Davis-Bacon

By Senator Lamar Alexander, National Review Online

This month, I joined Senator Mike Lee of Utah in calling for repeal of a law governing federal construction projects that is giving unions the upper hand and costing taxpayers billions.

‘Unionism’ Should Not be a Title VII Protected Class

By Jon Hyman, Workforce

Way back in 2012, the New York Times published an op-ed titled, A Civil Right to Unionize, which argued that Title VII needs to be amended to include “the right to unionize” as a protected civil right. At the time, I argued that including “unionism” as a protected class was the worst idea ever. Apparently, at least one Congressman disagrees with me.

Obama’s Misleading Minimum Wage Statistics

By Donald J. Boudreaux and Liya Palagasvili, US News & World Report

Earlier this month, President Obama seized upon fresh data from the Labor Department to argue for a higher minimum wage. According to the president and a subsequent Associated Press report, the 13 states that raised their minimum wages in January of this year are now enjoying, on average, faster job growth than the other 37 states.

A minimum-wage hike that does maximum harm

By Armstrong Williams, The Washington Times

Earlier this year, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office decidedly set forth a verdict on the effects of a minimum wage increase. The CBO concluded that an increase in the minimum wage does more harm to the low-income individuals it is attempting to help.