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    Democrats are openly arguing that more wage-cutting migrants should be imported to shrink the inflation that is threatening President Joe Biden’s political future. The pro-migration LatinoRebels.com website reported the migrants-reduce-inflation claims on December 2: Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) understands inflation at the immigrant community level. The three-term Congressman from Los Angeles has a diverse immigrant constituency from Koreatown to Eagle Rock, Boyle Heights to Downtown. “If you have more people that are allowed to work in this country, then there’s gonna be less of a tight labor market,” said Gomez on Thursday, echoing Warren. The Democrats’ top advocate for amnesty and migration, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), also backed the argument, according to Bloomberg: “Asked if immigration parole proposal in [the pending Build Back Better bill] would decrease inflation, Durbin says ‘Oh most certainly … If there are more workers filling those jobs, it’s deflationary.'” “Not enough people are seeking jobs. … As a consequence, that drives up the cost of doing business and the cost to the consumers. If there are more workers doing their jobs, it’s deflationary,” Durbin said, according...
    Although President Joe Biden's domestic agenda has been hobbled to some degree by unified Republican obstruction as well as opposition from several right-wing Democrats, he still has the executive authority to challenge corporate abuses—and new survey data released Tuesday shows that an overwhelming majority of U.S. voters, regardless of political affiliation, want his administration to do just that by aggressively enforcing existing laws. A whopping 80% of voters agree that "wealthy people and corporations are regularly not punished for breaking the law," including 84% of Democrats, 79% of Independents, and 77% of Republicans. In addition, 87% of voters agree that "when wealthy people and corporations are not punished for breaking laws, people lose trust in the government and the rule of law." That's according to polling conducted by Data for Progress, which has teamed up with the Revolving Door Project to launch the Corporate Crackdown Project, the first installment of which focuses on steps the Biden administration can take—without relying on legislation from Congress—to protect workers from white-collar crimes such as wage theft, safety violations, and discrimination. Voters also back...
    US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the Covid-19 response and the vaccination program at the White House on August 23, 2021 in Washington, DC.Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images The largest group of doctors in the U.S. warned a federal appeals court on Monday that halting President Joe Biden's vaccine and testing requirements for private businesses would "severely and irreparably harm the public interest" as the highly transmissible delta strain of Covid-19 spreads. The American Medical Association, in a filing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, said Covid-19 poses a "grave danger to the public" that has "wreaked havoc in communities across the country," killing more than 755,000 Americans, hospitalizing 3.25 million people, and infecting more than 46 million. "COVID-19 presents a severe risk to public health in this Circuit and throughout the nation," the doctors' association said in the filing. "As of November 12, 2021, over 76,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the four states in this Circuit alone," the group said. The Sixth Circuit covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. The...
    Advocates for both workers' rights and climate policy are condemning Sen. Joe Manchin's latest statements opposing provisions in the Build Back Better Act, the $1.75 trillion social spending and climate action package that has already been substantially weakened due largely to the right-wing Democrat's objections to numerous anti-poverty and environmental measures. Manchin's most recent opposition is to tax incentives for electric vehicles made by American workers who are represented by unions. At an event last week with officials from Toyota, whose plant workers have no union representation, the senator told Automotive News that incentivizing the purchase of electric vehicles from the only three auto companies with unions—the U.S.-based Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler—would be "un-American" and "wrong." "We shouldn't use everyone's tax dollars to pick winners and losers," Manchin told the outlet at the event, where Toyota announced it would be investing $240 million in a non-union West Virginia plant to produce hybrid vehicles. Toyota and other foreign-run auto companies have been lobbying against the provision, while United Auto Workers (UAW) has expressed support. If passed as it's written now,...
    Halfpoint Images | Moment | Getty Images More than a year and a half into the Covid-19 pandemic, many American workers are burned out. The remedy may be a four-day workweek, according to a survey from Eagle Hill Consulting. Of those U.S. employees polled, 53% said they are experiencing burnout, with women and younger workers showing the highest levels, at 56% and 62% respectively. Fully 83% said a shortened workweek would help. The survey included 1,010 respondents from a random sample of employees across the U.S. "Employee burnout has been simmering for years — and the twin problems of the pandemic and workforce shortage have exacerbated the problem," said Melissa Jezio, president and CEO of Eagle Hill Consulting. While not new, the idea of a four-day workweek has slowly been gaining ground since the Covid-19 pandemic struck. In July, Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., introduced a bill that reduces the standard workweek to 32 hours, from 40. More from Invest in You:The 'Great Resignation' is burning out those who stayUse these resume strategies to stand out to recruitersSwitching jobs can boost...
    American aid workers in Haiti have been warned to leave the crisis-engulfed Caribbean nation and return to the US as a gang-provoked fuel shortage and staggering kidnapping numbers exacerbate the high-risk security emergency- while 17 Christian missionaries go on their third week held hostage by a Haitian gang. The US Embassy in Port-au-Prince urged US aid workers in Haiti to flee while commercial flights are still available, as the United Nations reminded people to stock up for at least two weeks of groceries, water, and other essential items. The US advisory also noted that kidnapping is now widespread in Port-au-Prince and victims regularly include US citizens. The FBI has yet to successfully secure negotiations with the 400 Mawozo gang to rescue 17 missionaries - 16 Americans, a Canadian citizen, and several children —, but said they have seen proof of life. Gang members have caused a fuel shortage that threatens to affect hospitals, water distribution, and businesses after blocking distribution terminals, kidnapping tank fuel drivers, and taking the gasoline. They then resell it for $30 the gallon to desperate buyers...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Saturday temporarily halted the Biden administration’s vaccine requirement for businesses with 100 or more workers. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted an emergency stay of the requirement by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration that those workers be vaccinated by Jan. 4 or face mask requirements and weekly tests. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said the action stops Democratic President Joe Biden “from moving forward with his unlawful overreach.” “The president will not impose medical procedures on the American people without the checks and balances afforded by the constitution,” said a statement from Landry, a Republican. Solicitor of Labor Seema Nanda said the U.S. Department of Labor is “confident in its legal authority to issue the emergency temporary standard on vaccination and testing.” OSHA has the authority “to act quickly in an emergency where the agency finds that workers are subjected to a grave danger and a new standard is necessary to protect them,” she said. Such circuit decisions normally apply to states within a district — Mississippi,...
    President Joe Biden plans to fix the border meltdown by inviting economic migrants to come in legally, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said in a conversation with Stephen Miller, the former immigration deputy in President Donald Trump’s White House. The legal changes are buried in the Democrats’ Build Back Better bill, which is scheduled for a House vote as early as Friday, November 5. If the Democrats’ bill becomes law, Biden “is going to be able to say, ‘Hey, we got the border under control,'” Blackburn told Miller. “Well, no,” she added. “What [Biden] did was to open a door over here where [he’s] going to let people pay $2,500 … Come in, get citizenship, and then reap the benefits,” she said. “You’re not supposed to be changing law in a reconciliation budget bill,” she added. Democrats “know this would never pass, so they’re going to try to get this provision through in the [fast-track] budget bill, and we want to get the word out on it.” Miller responded: It’s really important that people speak out about this as much as they can....
    (CNN)There's a new stage in the pandemic: Young children are eligible for Covid-19 vaccines, and the majority of American workers are being told to get them.These are steps toward getting out of the pandemic, which has now claimed more than 750,000 American lives. Average daily deaths have fallen to just over 1,000. One subtext of this week's election is that Americans are tired of Covid-19 restrictions in schools and elsewhere, concerned about pandemic-related supply chain issues and scared of inflation.Now, with nearly everyone eligible for a vaccine that is readily available and many being told to get it, patience with other protective measures and grace for those who ignore the science will wear thinner -- even as fights over the vaccine continue to erupt. Long-awaited requirement for most American workers is here. The federal requirement, if it isn't stopped by courts, requires workers to be fully vaccinated by January 4.Read MoreIt affects the majority of American workers, specifically: Private businesses with 100 or more employees. Health care workers at facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid. Federal contractors. How...
    Democrats have temporarily given up on trying to win citizenship for illegal migrants, and are now seeking to provide several million migrants with “parole” work permits for 10 years. The latest amnesty plan, dubbed “Plan C,” was released Wednesday. So far, it is successfully distracting establishment reporters from other damaging sections of the bill that would allow an unlimited number of foreigners to buy the legal right to live and work in the United States. The second-class amnesty is being offered to illegal migrants who arrived before 2011. It would give them the ability to fly in and out of the United States, and provide them with drivers’ licenses to help them to compete against Americans for jobs that require long commutes or travel time, such as truck and delivery drivers. The Democrats are offering the non-citizenship amnesty to migrants who cannot earn enough to stay out of poverty, to migrants who have already lied to federal officials, and to migrants who sneaked back in after they were formally deported. The draft rule includes a section barring a walk-back by a...
                      by Christopher Roach  Until recently, conservatives were the party of business. They defended the business world not as a necessary evil or because of its efficiencies, but because they thought it exemplified an enterprising, individualist morality. It respected rights of contract, served as an arena for creativity, and allowed socially useful competition. Even now, Republicans condemn the Left’s programs as creeping socialism, seemingly forgetful of the last decade in which corporations became the vanguard of the cultural revolution. Part of American conservatives’ embrace of capitalism comes from its historically central place in American life. Americans had tamed the wilderness and become an industrial powerhouse by the middle of the 20th century. Most of this activity was rooted neither in the pursuit of glory nor religious conviction—as, perhaps, with Spanish colonialism—but by ordinary economic self-interest, the spirit of Yankee ingenuity. While the 1950s are now considered a conservative time—and in many ways they were—capitalism and free markets were held in considerably lower regard. Drawing the wrong lessons from the Great Depression and the war, the...
    With business already strong and a national infrastructure program likely to further increase demand for its products, DuPont realized it needed a strategy to find more workers. So it did what any sensible employer would do—turned to the union for help. DuPont approached United Steelworkers (USW) Local 12075 about the possibility of a worker recruitment campaign highlighting the availability of union jobs, which provide the benefits, security and dignity more and more Americans seek in the wake of COVID-19. Major investments in America's infrastructure will modernize the nation and revitalize its industrial base. But an infrastructure program is about more than rebuilding roads and bridges. It's about creating more of those family-sustaining union jobs and rebuilding the middle class. It's about creating an economy that's not only more powerful but more just. In August, the Senate took the critical first step by passing a $1 trillion infrastructure bill that would pave the way for long-overdue improvements in roads, water systems, school buildings, airports, communications networks, energy systems and manufacturing facilities. Now, the House needs to pass its own version of...
    Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) said on Tuesday the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill being pushed by Democrats includes a “carve-out” to provide “unlimited use of foreign workers” for Big Tech companies. “This is typical of these giant, massive, Washington D.C. bills,” Hagerty said on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. “This is a bill that we’ve dug through — over 2,500 pages, just to be clear — and buried and hidden inside that bill is a carve-out for corporations.” He continued, “It allows unlimited green cards for 10 years. Corporations can bring people. Foreign workers can come to American soil, and what a green card does is [provide] permanent resident status.” Hagerty noted foreign workers typically work for less than American citizens in terms of the same jobs. “I want [Americans] to be able to hold those jobs to step up on the career ladder to improve their own lives, not to have the permanent pressure of foreign workers coming in who will work more cheaply,” he said. “That’s not what we need to have happen in America.”...
    Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) is urging Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to oppose a “corporate carve-out for unlimited foreign labor” that Democrats have slipped into a filibuster-proof budget reconciliation package. As Breitbart News reported, provisions in Democrats’ reconciliation package would allow companies to import a limitless number of legal immigrants on employment-based green cards for at least a decade. Eventually, the green card-holders can apply for naturalized American citizenship. Hagerty, in a letter obtained by Breitbart News, writes to Sanders urging him to stand against the “breathtaking immigration provisions that have long been the crown jewel of corporate lobbying.” “While we obviously hold wildly different perspectives on the proposed reconciliation legislation and, more broadly, on economic, domestic, and foreign policy, there is one area in which we may be in agreement,” Hagerty writes: For most of your career, you have been an outspoken critic of large-scale migration that displaces American workers — especially corporate-driven immigration policies — citing the substantial harm they inflict upon Americans’ job opportunities, wages, and employment conditions. [Emphasis added] For example, in 2007, you...
    Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., urged Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to oppose immigration provisions in the proposed budget reconciliation bill that would make hundreds of thousands more employment-based green cards available - provisions Hagerty calls "the crown jewel of corporate lobbying." The senator joined "The Ingraham Angle" on Monday to discuss the issue. HAGERTY URGES SANDERS TO OPPOSE IMMIGRATION PROVISION BACKED BY BIG TECH IN DEM SPENDING BILL SEN. BILL HAGERTY: "What it does to the American worker is set them back for a generation to come while Big Tech billionaires are smiling all the way to the bank. It gives a 10-year hiatus on the caps on green cards, basically unlimited green cards, which mean permanent residence for foreign workers right here in America. These Big Tech companies can hire as many foreign workers as they want. They don’t have to worry about discriminating against American workers they can do it all day long. Just last week, Facebook actually had to settle a multi-billion-dollar suit for discriminating against American workers in favor of foreign workers. This provision basically allows that...
                        Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) may hold wildly opposite perspectives on economic, domestic, and foreign policy, but Hagerty says he hopes Sanders will join him in opposing one specific portion of the reconciliation bill. Hagerty wrote to Sanders in a letter late last week, a copy of which was obtained by The Tennessee Star. The senator from Tennessee said in the letter that the senator from Vermont has criticized large-scale migration that displace American workers — especially corporate-driven immigration policies. Hagerty told Sanders that those policies inflict harm upon Americans’ job opportunities, wages, and employment conditions. “You could imagine my shock in discovering that the ‘Build Back Better’ reconciliation bill, which has been passed out of the applicable House committees, contains several breathtaking immigration provisions that have long been the crown jewel of corporate lobbying. Entirely separate from the controversial provisions in the House bill providing legal status to illegal immigrants, the bill includes several provisions that effectively terminate, for at least 10 years,...
    New York (CNN Business)America's worker shortage is alive and well, much to the misfortune of US companies that need staff to keep up with demand.The National Association of Business Economics (NABE) found that nearly half — 47% — of respondents to its Business Conditions Survey reported a shortage of skilled workers in the third quarter. That's up from 32% reporting shortages in the second quarter of the year, which already was too high for comfort. And nobody thinks the labor shortages will just disappear as 2021 turns to 2022. Labor shortages are now a hallmark of the recovering pandemic economy, most prevalently in the goods-producing sector, according to the NABE survey. Companies have a hard time attracting the workers they need to feed increased demand from consumers, while the risk of infections remains. Some people are also waiting for the right opportunity to come along before they return to the labor force, quit in order to take better positions or are kept home due to family and care responsibilities. From the companies' point of view, 27% cited they had not...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Another medical freedom rally is taking place, this time at the the American Airlines Headquarters in Dallas on Oct. 22. Current and former airline workers gathered in protest of COVID-19 vaccine mandates. READ MORE: Hit-And Run Driver Injures Woman, 2 Children In Fort Worth“We are leading the way in this fight because it doesn’t end with us, passengers are next,” an organizer of the even told CBS 11 News via email. By the second week of October, the largest pilots association and most major carriers — United Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines — confirmed they will follow President Biden’s executive order requiring workers to get the COVID-19 vaccination. Airlines are considered government contractors under Biden’s federal vaccine plan. The protest comes just five days after current and former Southwest Airlines workers gathered at the airline’s headquarters in Dallas. Chopper 11 flew over the group on Monday of hundreds of people holding signs that said, “Terminate the mandate,” “freedom not force” and “no jabs for jobs.” READ MORE: Discover DFW: Autumn At The ArboretumThe...
    Facebook has agreed to pay a tiny fine to close a federal investigation into alleged organized, persistent, and consistent discrimination against American graduates. “Token fine, tip of the iceberg,” responded Jay Palmer, a former tech professional who now helps American and foreign white-collar workers file discrimination lawsuits. “It’s not even a slap on the wrist” for Facebook, said Kevin Lynn, founder of U.S. Tech Workers. “What the Department of Justice has said, whether they intended to say this or not, is that [anti-American] country of origin discrimination is fine …[because] if you get caught, the penalties assessed are de minimus,” he added. “Everyone involved … knows that many, probably most employers, game the system to exclude qualified US workers from ever getting a shot at the open position,” tweeted Ron Hira, a professor at Howard University. The small fine and legal settlements do “nothing to fix the widespread scamming of the high-skilled immigration process,” he said. The alleged discrimination was conducted while Facebook executives were hiring foreign visa workers for 2,600 permanent jobs that would provide them with green cards. If...
    DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines will let unvaccinated employees keep working past early December instead of putting them on unpaid leave if they apply for an exemption on medical or religious grounds. Federal contractors — including major U.S. airlines – face a Dec. 8 deadline to require employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Southwest spokeswoman Brandy King said Tuesday that employees must submit proof that they got the shots, or file a request for an exemption from vaccination, by Nov. 24. Employees whose requests have not been processed or approved by Dec. 8 will be allowed to keep working, she said. The company backtracked from a previous position that employees who had not been vaccinated or received an exemption would be put on unpaid leave. “While we intend to grant all valid requests for accommodations, in the event a request is not granted, the company will provide adequate time for an employee to become fully vaccinated while continuing to work and adhering to safety protocols,” King said. Southwest notified employees of the deadline delay on Friday. American Airlines said Tuesday...
    Six people, including an American, were tortured and killed - some shot, some burned, and all doused with gasoline - on a remote ranch in Costa Rica.  Steve Paul Sandusky, 61, from the US, was found on his cattle and coffee farm along with five Costa Rican victims who arrived there on Sunday in Llano Bonito de Buenos Aires de Puntarenas, in the southern part of the country.  Sandusky was a Costa Rican resident, according to Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) director Walter Espinoza, and owned a farm in the small Buenos Aires village. It is unclear where he resided in the United States. The other five victims - 44-year-old Daniel Quesada Cascante, his 41-year-old wife Villarevia Rivera, their 20-year-old son Daniel Quesada, a woman named Zúñiga Rodriguez, 40, and a man named Borbón Muñoz, 38 - went to the property on Sunday to repair agricultural machinery, according to TVSur.   Daniel Quesada Cascante, 44 (pictured left), his 20-year-old son (pictured second from right) and his 41-year-old wife Villarevia Rivera (pictured right) were among the six tortured and killed on the remote...
    The shortage of migrants and willing Americans is forcing food-industry CEOs to treat their employees with more respect and dignity, says the personnel chief at one of the nation’s largest restaurant firms. “You’ve got to be receptive to feedback,” Rick Badgley at Brinker International which owns the Chili’s Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant chains, told an industry conference on October 13. He continued: The workforce that we’re dealing with now has high standards, high demands, and high expectations. Make sure you’re investing the time to listen, listen to your team members, they have invaluable feedback for you. Employees “have very distinct and really easy-to-follow motivators,” said Badgley told attendees at the conference, which was organized by food-delivery firm Doordash: What we’ve experienced at the macro level down to the restaurant level, is that they [most] want flexibility with what has happened with what we call now the gig economy, the side hustle … [And] compensation is important to everybody. What we’ve found through surveys and talking to our frontline employees, is that we need to align their compensation with their monthly bills....
    United Airlines is terminating the employment of 232 workers who have refused to get vaccinated, CEO Scott Kirby has confirmed - as a Texas judge temporarily blocked the airline from putting 2,000 workers on unpaid leave if they're seeking religious or medical exemptions. Kirby, 54, told CBS Mornings on Wednesday that the company had reached 99.7 per cent of their employees vaccinated in the six-weeks since announcing a vaccine mandate on August 6.  United was the first airline to require all employees to be vaccinated. 'You know, I wish we would have gotten to 100 per cent, but out of our 67,000 US employees there are 232 who have not been vaccinated and they are going through the termination process,' he said. It came after U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman from Northern Texas granted a temporary restraining order against United on Tuesday restricting the company from putting employees on unpaid leave for seeking medical and religious exemptions from the mandate.  Six employees filed a federal lawsuit against United, citing unpaid leave as an unreasonable accommodation.  The restraining order expires October 26, leaving around 2,000 United...
    President Joe Biden’s border security chief is promising to end the workplace enforcement of migration laws and to help illegal migrants get higher wages from their U.S. employers. Alejandro Mayorkas, the Cuban-born refugee and pro-migration zealot who now runs the Department of Homeland Security, portrays his “Worksite Enforcement Strategy” as a benefit for both illegals and Americans. He wrote: We will not tolerate unscrupulous employers who exploit unauthorized workers, conduct illegal activities, or impose unsafe working conditions … By adopting policies that focus on the most unscrupulous employers, we will protect workers as well as legitimate American businesses. Mayorkas told the Wall Street Journal: The message is, exploitative employers should beware. Businesses that merely employ [illegal] immigrants not authorized to work but offer them fair wages and safe working conditions wouldn’t be a priority for immigration enforcement, he added. Federal law bars the employment of illegal migrants but Mayorkas “does not want to enforce that law,” said Rob Law, the director of regulatory policy for the Center for Immigration Studies. Law continued: Mayorkas actually wants to encourage illegal aliens to get...
    These are the leaders trying to push through the biggest changes to our social safety net in more than 50 years. The bold policy proposals that make up the Build Back Better (BBB) plan President Biden and Democratic leaders moving through both houses of Congress right now have already won the support of most progressives, 17 Nobel Prize-winning economists, and are popular at large among Americans. But the plan does need selling, especially with some recalcitrant Democrats (looking at you, Sens. Manchin and Sinema) not on board with the need to spend the entire $3.5 trillion—over ten years, mind you—authorized in the reconciliation package. As Democrats learned from the Obamacare experience, it’s not enough to propose good policy; they also have to educate people about the benefits and tout the accomplishment. Supporters of the plan need the right tools to sell it effectively. Doing so requires talking about numbers and people who need help, for sure. But, supporters also have to link these to the values that it helps represent, an element of politics in which Democrats could do better,...
    Their attacks on 'amnesty' have not swayed most voters. As they fight against a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and other essential immigrant workers, GOP lawmakers are repeatedly claiming that the public is on their side. But polls show the public strongly backs the Democrats' proposed reforms. "Not only do Americans oppose blanket amnesty, they want a secure border," tweeted Wyoming Sen. Cynthia Lummis on Tuesday. "Democrat [sic] efforts to pass radical immigration policies using budget procedure run contrary to the will of the American people. They are also contrary to the longstanding Senate rules." She was referring to proposed provisions in President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan that would create a path to citizenship for Dreamers — undocumented immigrants brought to the United States by their families as kids — along with refugees in the United States legally due to war or other disasters in their home countries, and migrant agriculture workers, and other essential immigrant workers. Other congressional Republicans have also argued in recent weeks...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The City of Hialeah has announced that they will be giving $2,000 bonus checks to most city employees and essential workers, like police officers and firefighters. The money is coming from the federal government’s American Rescue Plan Act which awarded the city $67 million. READ MORE: Miami Weather: Sunny Start, Midday Showers The city said the bonuses to the employees and essential workers, which should come in about a week, are a small thank you for their non-stop work during the pandemic. READ MORE: Surfside Commission Rejects Land Swap For Condo Collapse Site Mayor Carlos Hernandez said some of the money will help out the city financially as the pandemic continues. “We lost revenues on services that we usually do, businesses were closing and our expense. We were looking after vaccination centers, our offices were working overtime, our firefighters were working around the clock on overtime. So, if it weren’t for this federal assistance, I can tell you, not only the City of Hialeah, the majority of cities would be in very, very deep...
    The Democrats’ proposed amnesty for migrants creates a hidden pipeline for U.S. employers to flood more cheap foreign graduates into millions of middle-class careers needed by American graduates. ‘This is the American aristocratic class being rewarded for being in financial bed with the Democratic Party,” said Robert Law, director of regulatory affairs and policy for the Center for Immigration Studies. Democrat leaders “are blowing away all the numerical limits” on employers offering green cards to employees, said Rosemary Jenks, policy director for NumbersUSA. “There’s no limit anywhere.” The bill was revealed Friday, and on Monday, was quickly rushed through the House judiciary committee without C-SPAN coverage. Mark Zuckerberg’s astroturf empire is marketing it as a relief bill for deserving illegal migrants — but it boosts investors by dramatically expanding the flow of cheap workers, government-funded consumers, and room-sharing renters into the U.S. economy. Democrat leaders hope to squeeze the bill through the Senate via the 50-vote reconciliation process. The expanded foreign worker pipeline will remain open until at least September 2031, even though many millions of Americans will need jobs during...
    When managers at National Steel installed hidden cameras at an Illinois mill to guard against theft, they ended up being the ones on the wrong side of the law. The United Steelworkers (USW) reported the illicit surveillance to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and in a 2001 order that remains a major check on corporate abuses, the agency ordered an end to the secret spying. To USW Local 1899 President Dan Simmons, that still-important case is a constant reminder of how much Americans need the NLRB to ensure justice in the workplace. So he's pleased that after veering wildly off course during the previous administration, the agency under Joe Biden is getting back to its vital mission of enforcing labor rights. On his first day as president in January, Biden fired the board's general counsel, Peter Robb, a corporate pawn who used his powerful position to turn the agency against the very people it was created to help. With the support of the Democratic-controlled Senate, Biden replaced Robb with Jennifer Abruzzo, a respected labor lawyer who's expected to bring...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki refused to explain why American workers are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 but migrants coming across the southern border are not. Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy pressed Psaki on the administration’s new vaccine mandate, which requires all businesses that employ over 100 people to ensure workers are vaccinated or test them weekly. Businesses that fail to comply will face fines of up to $13,600 per violation. “Our objective is to get as many people vaccinated across the country as humanly possible, and so the president’s announcement yesterday was an effort to empower businesses, to give businesses the tools to protect their workforces. That’s exactly what we did,” Psaki said. (RELATED: ‘He Will Run Over Them’: Biden Adviser Says Administration Won’t Let Governors ‘Stand In The Way’ On Vaccine Mandates) DOOCY: Vaccines are required for “people at a business with more than 100 people. It is not a requirement for migrants at the border. Why?”@PressSec: “That’s correct” *moves to the next question* pic.twitter.com/GK7YQraDS5 — Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 10, 2021 The...
    During Friday’s White House briefing, Fox News’s Peter Doocy asked Press Secretary Jen Psaki why the Biden administration is not imposing certain Covid-19 requirements on migrants entering the country, even as it does so for many American workers. On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced expansive new measures to combat the pandemic. He has requested that the Department of Labor mandate that all U.S. companies with at least 100 employees require their workers to either be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing. Moreover, the president announced that all federal employees will be required to get the vaccine, with exception of the U.S. Postal Service, with unvaccinated employees being required to undergo weekly testing. Doocy asked, “Why is it you’re trying to require anybody with a job or anybody who goes to school to get the Covid-19 vaccine but you’re not requiring of that migrants that continue walking a cross the southern border into the country?” “Well, look, our objective is to get as many people vaccinated across the country as humanly possible,” Psaki replied. “So the president’s announcement yesterday was an effort...
    President Joe Biden brought back his stage whisper when he declared war on the 80 million Americans who have yet to get a COVID vaccine. Biden uses the whisper for emphasis and dramatic affect - a move critics call creepy but advocates say can be an effective communications strategy, causing people to lean in and pay attention.  'Get vaccinated,' was his whispered plea at the end of his nearly 30 minutes of remarks. The whisper is becoming a regular feature in Biden's remarks: he's used in a joint address to Congress, in question and answer sessions with reporters, and during other important speeches, such as when he pleaded with businesses to raise wages for workers, whispering 'pay them more.' The whisper is usually the most important point Biden tends to make in his speeches and, when he deploys it, his body language changes: he leans into the microphone, pauses for dramatic effect and then whispers his plea. His entreaty on Thursday came as his administration struggles to return life to normal for Americans, keep the economy on an upward trend, and increase...
                      by Casey Harper  Federal unemployment benefits ended over the holiday weekend, raising questions about how the payments’ expiration will affect the job market and whether Congress will renew the benefits. Congress passed the $300 weekly unemployment payments as a remedy to joblessness during the COVID pandemic when government restrictions forced the layoffs of millions of Americans, but critics have since said the federal benefits are contributing to an economic quandary: elevated unemployment alongside widespread job availability. In fact, recent U.S. employment data showed more open jobs than workers to fill them. Those employment concerns, along with evidence of widespread fraud in the system, have made the unemployment program a harder sell in Congress. So far, President Joe Biden has not pushed for a renewal of the federal benefits. While some progressive Democrats have called for legislation making the payments permanent, as of now it seems unlikely. Now that the benefits have expired, some experts predict that unemployment will decrease. “The latest job report tell us what many Americans already know:...
    The Democrat party is attracting an electorate defined by undergraduate and post-graduate degrees while the Republican Party is steamrolling into the 2022 midterms as a juggernaut workers party, shaped by former President Trump, a Wednesday study indicates. The study performed by the New York Times indicates those who hold an undergraduate and postgraduate degree are more likely to vote for Democrats by a combined 49 points (14 undergraduate, 35 post-graduate). Meanwhile, those who have some college or a high school diploma break for the GOP by 16 points (1 some college, 15 high school). The two groups seem to be defined by the far-left agenda of the American university, which is largely skeptical of American exceptionalism and doubts the virtues of the American founding. For instance, “the black-clothed Antifa activists who are leading the anti-police riots are mostly the discarded, angry college-grade workforce of an increasingly high-tech, globalized economy,” Breitbart News reported. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Antifa members wait outside Emancipation Park. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) The cultural self-doubt instilled by the universities in graduates seems to have combined with a geographical labor...
    shapecharge | E+ | Getty Images Good news for those struggling to save for retirement may be on the way. House Democrats are including measures to help people prepare for the long term in their $3.5 trillion federal budget plan. The House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday released legislative proposals for portions of the budget dealing with strengthening retirement savings, as well as a slew of other programs to help American workers, children and the elderly. The committee will begin a markup process on the proposals Thursday and Friday, Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., said in a statement. "Later this week, the Ways and Means Committee will put an end to the idea that only some workers are worthy of 'perks' like paid leave, childcare and assistance in saving for retirement, and finally commit to investments that make these supports fixtures of the American workplace," Neal said. "We will also examine how we can commit resources to modernize a key trade program that supports American workers facing hardship due to international competition, and how to fund better protections for our...
    American Airlines flight 718, the first U.S. Boeing 737 MAX commercial flight since regulators lifted a 20-month grounding in November, takes off from Miami, Florida, December 29, 2020.Marco Bello | Reuters American Airlines and Alaska Airlines will no longer cover Covid-19 quarantine time for employees who aren't vaccinated against the virus, the latest push to get staff inoculated. "Going forward, given there is an FDA-approved vaccine, pandemic leave will only be offered to team members who are fully vaccinated and who provide their vaccination card to us," American said in a staff memo on Thursday. The change starts Oct. 1 and unvaccinated workers will have to use their sick time or medical leave if they miss work because of Covid. The similar change at Alaska Airlines went into effect Aug. 30. Both airlines stopped short of instituting a vaccine mandate, like the one United Airlines announced last month, and the policy changes show diverging tactics among carriers in encouraging workers to get vaccinated. Alaska Airlines on Thursday said it would pay employees $200 if they disclose their proof of Covid-19...
    Government employees are given bonuses for rubber-stamping corporate requests to replace American graduates with imported contract workers, an inside source told the Veritas Project. “We’re supposed to be there to protect American jobs, and if you are getting a bonus because you are approving someone coming to the country … that to me, is unforgivable,” said the man, who Veritas described as a “Department of Homeland Security [DHS] insider.” The man said he reviews corporate applications to import contract workers via the L-1A and L-1B visa program, likely at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency within DHS. The agency is now run by a pro-migrant political activist, Ur Jaddou. These L-1 contract workers are similar — but cheaper — to the mid-skill H-1B contract workers who have been imported in very large numbers to deliberately displace American graduates. Many American graduates have been denied careers at Facebook, Microsoft, Intel, and other technology companies because executives prefer to fill starter jobs with many thousands of foreign contract workers. The contract workers are cheap, compliant, and controllable — and they minimize...
                        U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel caused a stir on social media over the weekend after he posted a photo Friday evening at a local brewery. “PERRYSBURG, OH — [Inside the Five] is a cool brewery started by two NFL vets. Great food and spirited waitresses! Even though Brianne was sick today, she came to work because she knew they were short servers. These are the type of American workers that make our country strong,” he said in a tweet. PERRYSBURG, OH — @InsideTheFive is a cool brewery started by two NFL vets. Great food and spirited waitresses! Even though Brianne was sick today, she came to work because she knew they were short servers. These are the type of American workers that make our country strong. pic.twitter.com/o0VFkDkjuo — Josh Mandel (@JoshMandelOhio) August 20, 2021 But critics were quick to point out that it could be dangerous for an employee to be working while sick, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. “[T]hese are the types of American workers who...
    Nabisco workers now walking picket lines in four U.S. states say their first strike in 52 years is about keeping what they already had as employees producing Oreo cookies, Ritz crackers and other snacks for the global food conglomerate. More than 1,000 Nabisco workers are staying off the job in Colorado, Illinois, Oregon and Virginia, according to their union, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International, or BCTGM. The labor dispute began with workers at the Nabisco bakery in Portland calling a strike nearly three weeks ago and has since spread, with workers in Chicago joining the labor action on Thursday. "We're fighting for a fair contract, no concessions," Yvette Hale, who has worked at Nabisco's Chicago bakery nearly 22 years, told CBS MoneyWatch. "Everyone is angry, as you never know if you're going to work eight hours, 12 hours or 16 hours." Nabisco workers have been working without a contract since the end of May, with negotiations breaking down after its parent company, Mondelez International, proposed changes that include turning eight-hour shifts into 12-hour ones without...
    Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh say unemployment benefits increased in response to the coronavirus pandemic will expire next month as planned, even as cases of coronavirus are surging with the Delta variant. However, they said President Joe Biden believes the pandemic exposed "serious problems" with the current unemployment system that require immediate reform, and the president is calling on Congress to address the issue when it returns from recess as part of the budget reconciliation process. The pandemic-related $300 increase in weekly benefits as well as programs implemented for those who do not qualify for traditional unemployment benefits or have been unemployed long term as extended under the American Rescue Plan are set to expire on September 6. In the letter sent to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal Thursday, Yellen and Walsh said the benefits were always intended to be temporary and it was "appropriate" for the $300 benefit boost to expire. They touted the falling unemployment rate, which hit 5.4% in July and...
    @Sabi32 | Twenty20 One in 3 American families couldn't handle a mid-sized financial emergency before the pandemic, according to a report from the Stanford Center on Longevity and the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center. Roughly 27% of American families couldn't cover an unexpected $2,000 expense within a month, and 33% were struggling to make ends meet in January 2020, directly before the Covid-19 pandemic, the report shows.    The report looked at Americans' financial resilience since the Great Recession, measured by someone's ability to handle a $2,000 expense, total debt and emergency savings.More from Portfolio PerspectiveHere's a look at other stories impacting portfolio planning and retirement saving: How to reduce the tax bite of the coming great wealth transfer Many 401(k) investors don't use target-date funds the right way Inflation concerns have many retirees worried about running out of money Although insecurity has been widespread, it's more prevalent among women, Black and Hispanic Americans, individuals aged 30 years to 44 years old and those with less education, the analysis shows.  Those with low levels of financial resilience were slower...
                      by Andy Puzder  What is all this “Biden inflation tax” talk really about? What is the actual effect of inflation on the lives of real people? Well, below is a chart that compares yearly wage and inflation rates for each month from 2017 through July of this year using Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Wage rates are in blue and inflation (as measured by the consumer price index) is in red. When blue is on top, as it was during the entire Trump administration, workers’ wages are beating inflation and their standards of living are improving. When red is on top, they’re not. While President Biden claims that it is “indisputable” that his jobs plan “is working,” this chart unequivocally shows that it is not, at least not for American workers. Rather, inflation is surging, more than wiping out any wage gains those workers might have experienced. So, why is inflation surging in the Biden era? One factor is an imbalance between supply and demand. Emerging from the pandemic, we are in a period of...
    Alaska Airlines employees will be forced to get vaccinated for COVID once the federal government gives full approval to at least one of the vaccines, the company said in a memo to its staff.  Airlines issuing vaccine mandates are fueling a national debate on whether or not companies and government have the authority to do so, amid fears vaccine approval has been rushed.  Currently, the three vaccines available in the US - Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson - have been authorized under emergency approval. Pfizer and Moderna have applied for full FDA approval, and Pfizer is expected to get the green light by Labor Day, according to The New York Times.   Alaska Airlines joined many of its rivals who have already issued companywide mandates.  On Friday, United Airlines became the first major US carrier to require jabs for all of its 67,000 staff by October 25. Hawaiian Airlines is giving their staff until November 1 to receive their second shot, if they are getting a two-dose vaccine. While United and Hawaiian will only allow exemptions on the basis of religious or...
    More On: critical race theory Princeton offering BLM course on controversial Black Panther’s life work Black principal says racism was behind request to remove photo with white wife W is for Woke: Elementary school accused of indoctrinating kids with anti-cop video Teachers’ union sues mom over requests for CRT curriculum info American Express, which made a $2.3 billion profit last quarter, invited the great-grandson of the Nation of Islam’s founder to tell its employees that capitalism is evil. It was part of the credit-card giant’s critical-race-theory training program, which asks workers to deconstruct their racial and sexual identities, then rank themselves on a hierarchy of “privilege.” According to a trove of documents I’ve reviewed, AmEx executives created an internal “Anti-Racism Initiative” after George Floyd’s death last year, subjecting employees to a training program based on the core CRT tenets, including intersectionality, which reduces individuals to a tangle of racial, gender and sexual identities that determine whether he is an “oppressor” or “oppressed” in a given situation. In a foundational session, the outside consulting firm Paradigm trained AmEx employees to...
    More On: COVID vaccine Biden ‘checking’ if he can overrule states and order universal masks in schools Texas hospital system prepping tents to deal with COVID patient influx Pfizer booster causes similar side effects to second dose, study says Citigroup requiring COVID vaccines for staffers returning to work Three of America’s most popular airlines — American, Delta, and Southwest — will not institute a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for their employees as the controversy over whether to require workers to get jabbed roils businesses across the country. CNN reported Tuesday that Southwest CEO Gary Kelly wrote in an internal memo that he would “continue to strongly encourage” employees to get vaccinated, but would not make it a requirement. “Obviously, I am very concerned about the latest Delta variant, and the effect on the health and Safety of our Employees and our operation, but nothing has changed,” Kelly wrote. Earlier Tuesday, Delta CEO Ed Bastian told Fox 5’s “Good Day New York” that he was not contemplating instituting a mandate for his employees, though the airline did require new hires...
    The July jobs report was the strongest in the history of the Biden administration — and yet real wages likely fell once again. Average hourly earnings rose 0.4 percent in July. Compared with a year ago, average hourly wages were up 4.0 percent. But those gains have likely been consumed by inflation. The consumer price index rose 0.9 percent in June and prices were up 5.4 percent from a year ago. So even a mild amount of inflation in July will mean that workers are still falling behind. Conservative critics have described this as a stealth tax hike or a Biden pay cut. “The mainstream media is celebrating President Biden’s supposedly strong jobs report but ignoring how it reveals falling real wages for American workers. Thanks to growing inflation due to Democrats’ reckless spending, workers are making less money this month,” said Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of the Job Creators Network. “This ‘Biden pay cut’ puts workers further behind. Democrats’ proposed several trillion dollars in additional spending threaten to hurt these ordinary Americans even more. Ignore the celebrating over the...
    Richard Trumka, long-time president of the AFL-CIO, has died of a heart attack at the age of 72. There is much to admire about Trumka's career. He will be remembered in part for his failure to turn around the downward trajectory of the American labor movement, but that's in part because people often don't understand either how the labor movement works or the structural issues in the way of rebuilding labor. Born in 1949 in Nemacolin, Pennsylvania, Trumka grew up in a true working-class family. His father was a Polish-American coal miner at the height of the United Mine Workers of America's (UMWA) power. John L. Lewis, its long-time president, had built that union into a force, creating the Congress of Industrial Organizations to organize the nation's industrial workforce, and developing a fearless union that would even strike during World War II. Trumka grew up in this milieu. He also grew up in a transitional time. Many blue-collar kids would follow their fathers to the mines and mills of America. Trumka did this for awhile, going to work in...
    08/05/2021 at 10:32 CEST SPORT.es Vanguard, one of the most important investment firms in the world, it will pay its American workers $ 1,000 if they get vaccinated. Staff must show that they received a puncture before October and will still qualify if they were inoculated before the company made its offer. He talks about the different approaches American companies are taking to vaccination as the Delta variant of the coronavirus rises across the country. Some like Microsoft and Google demand that all personnel be punished if they do not get vaccinated. Others, like Walmart and Uber, have asked management, not front-line staff, to get vaccinated, while companies like Amazon and Apple have no policy in place. Vanguard, which has about 16,500 American workers, said vaccines were the “best way” to stop the spread of Covid and strongly encouraged staff to get vaccinated. “The incentive recognizes employees who have taken the time to protect themselves, others, and our communities by being vaccinated.”
                        U.S. Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA-08), who serves on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, shared his worries about cheap produce imports, the impact of cheaper labor costs in Mexico, and how this affects Georgia farmers. Committee members held a hearing entitled, “21st Century Food Systems: Controlled Environment Agriculture’s Role in Protecting Domestic Food Supply Chains and Infrastructure.” “During my five minutes of questions, I pressed the Executive Vice Chairman of Mastronardi Produce, Kevin Safrance, on the issue of cheap produce imports and the impact of cheaper labor costs in Mexico,” Scott said in an emailed newsletter to his constituents Sunday. “In response to a question on what U.S.-based workers versus Mexico-based workers are paid, Mr. Safrance noted that international produce companies generally pay workers in Mexico $14 to $15 a day while in the United States they typically pay workers between $13 to $15 an hour, with some people reaching $20 an hour. These wage disparities play a large role in international produce growers being able to harvest and then dump...
    The Fight for $15 kicked off in November 2012, with a relatively small—yet also historically large—group of New York City fast food workers making what seemed an audacious demand: $15 an hour minimum pay and a union. The latter goal hasn’t advanced much since then, but $15? That has become solidly mainstream, and has brought big wins. A new report from the National Employment Law Project quantifies just how big. The federal minimum wage remains just $7.25 an hour, the same as it was not just in 2012 but in 2009. But between state and local minimum wage increases, and executive action raising the minimum wage for federal contract workers, NELP estimates that 26 million workers have gotten a raise. Nearly 12 million of those workers are Black, Latino, or Asian American. The added pay they’ve gotten amounts to $150 billion, with $76 billion going to Black, Latino, and Asian American workers. Organizing works. How Oakland teachers took control of our return to school, Shelby Ziesing and John Green write. They insisted on the union doing walkthroughs of every school...