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.

PBGC Premium Increases Punish the Good Guys

By Judy Miller, Roll Call

Here we go again. The insatiable Highway Trust Fund needs replenishing and, as CQ Roll Call’s David Harrison reported June 13, “House Republicans now are looking at another round of ‘pension smoothing’ combined with another increase in premiums to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, which guarantees the pensions of workers with defined benefit retirement plans.”

Sen. Graham Has It Right On Micro-Unions

By Fred Wszolek, The Daily Caller

The appropriations process in the United States Senate is not known for being particularly fast-moving, especially in the summer months. As the August congressional recess draws closer and closer, attention spans on Capitol Hill will sometimes tend to dwindle.

Department of Labor (DOL) Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Implement New $10.10 Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

The National Law Review

As directed by President Barack Obama in Executive Order 13658, signed February 12, 2014, the U.S Department of Labor (DOL) has released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to increase the minimum wage for all workers on new federal contracts to $10.10 per hour by January 1, 2015, and to index the wage rate to inflation beginning January 1, 2016.


60 House Republicans Vote in Favor of Union Subsidy

In light of the Department of Veterans Affairs and Internal Revenue Service scandals, many Republican congressmen have come out against the practice known as union official time, which releases federal employees from their regularly assigned duties to conduct union business.