Posts Tagged ‘lobbyists’

Jul
2015
10

Former Member Says Corporations, Lawmakers Vote Side-by-Side on Laws at ALEC Retreats

Former Member Says Corporations, Lawmakers Vote Side-by-Side on Laws at ALEC Retreats
  When the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) recently met at a resort hotel in Savannah, Geogia, investigative reporters from NBC 11Alive decided to find out what was really going on. They reserved hotel rooms at the resort and attempted to speak to lobbyists and legislators. The resulting news report is almost Daily Show-esque in...
Feb
2014
6

Court Decides H-2B Visas Should Be Protected by Prevailing Wages to Avoid Hurting American Workers

  The Third District Court of Appeals handed American workers a victory with their ruling in the case of Louisiana Forestry Association v. Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor.  The court found that the Department of Labor’s  wage regulation methodology is valid pertaining to H-2b visas, meaning the Department of Homeland Security must...
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Dec
2013
24

Lobbying Supergroup Launching PR Campaign Against NY Scaffold Law, Worker Safety

Lobbying Supergroup Launching PR Campaign Against NY Scaffold Law, Worker Safety
  The New York Scaffold Law, in place since 1885, protects workers in cases of construction falls. But a lobbying supergroup has announced it will begin an advertising blitz against the law using misleading rhetoric (see image above) to frame the debate as, among other things, one of lawyers against workers when in fact big [&hellip...
Jul
2013
23

Report Reveals Stunning Lack of Fiduciary Responsibility as Lobbyists Block Vital 401k Protections

Report Reveals Stunning Lack of Fiduciary Responsibility as Lobbyists Block Vital 401k Protections
  Bank regulations. We can’t seem to get enough of them in place. And the reason is pretty simple: Lobbying power. Last week, a group of 75 lobbyists hit Capitol Hill to block proposed Department of Labor (DOL) regulations that would force those in charge of 401(k)’s to put retirees best interests before profit. The [&hellip...