Transforming the U.S. Department of Labor to the Department of Organized Labor

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  1. carpro

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    http://biggovernment.com/2010/01/20...the-department-of-organized-labor/#more-61962

    Transforming the U.S. Department of Labor to the Department of Organized Labor

    by Rick Manning

    In their first year in office, the Obama Administration has re-made the U.S. Department of Labor into the Department of Organized Labor, working hard to make certain that those who spent hundreds of millions of dollars to put them in office get a return on their investment. While many dismiss the importance of the Department of Labor, virtually every person in America is directly touched by the rules and regulations that this federal bureaucracy creates and enforces, so changes at the top have real consequences for every working American.

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    The first order of business has been rolling back those pesky union transparency regulations that allowed watchdog groups, the media and union members to know how union dues are spent.

    Next, rather than getting out of the way and allowing the private sector engine to create jobs, the Obama Administration is hiring hundreds more OSHA and Wage and Hour inspectors with their job descriptions revised away from helping companies comply with the law to strictly writing citations for as much fine money as can possibly be warranted.

    Believe it or not, in spite of record lows in workplace injuries, OSHA inspectors are now financially incentivized to write citations with heavy fines encouraged. This is akin to making a police officer’s income directly related to how many tickets he/she writes. If you have the misfortune of getting pulled over, you know that it is going to cost you big time.
     
  2. just-want-peace

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    Just like unions, most of these alphabet agencies, and many (if not most) of the professional state licensing boards, this agency now exists for self-perpetuation.

    If these aforementioned entities were operating in the mode for which they were originally created, I may have different thoughts, but, for the most part, I feel they could all be cut to less than 10% of what they are now and still be effective.

    Fer sure their constitutionality may be questioned, but I'm speaking from a view that we got 'em now, and ain't gonna get rid of 'em!

    Most had a logical reason for implementation (whether legal or not, well--) but their need(?) is far less than when created.

    While I realize that it's a pipe dream, I long for the administration that says, "No budget increases, hiring, or replacement of personnel, without a thorough examination of your purpose, results, and need for your services!"

    As well as , "No rules /regulations unless they have been examined by all parties of every level that are affected by your decisions and OKed as actually reasonable, feasible, and needed!"

    Yeah, yeah, I know - I'm a dreamer!!:love2:
     
  3. JohnDeereFan

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    Yet another reason we need to abolish the Department of Labor.
     

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