• The 0.5% Economy
    May 4, 2016  - President Obama spent the past few months taking a victory lap on the economy and trying to convince the American people that the country is on the right track. In fact, the president recently declared the economy is "pretty darn great” and any arguments to the contrary are just “fantasy.” But then ... More
  • WaPo: People Will Lose Access to Retirement Advice
    Mar 16, 2016  - In a recent editorial, the Washington Post recognizes the harmful effects of the administration’s “fiduciary” proposal. Writing on a rule crafted behind closed doors, the Washington Post confirms: The fiduciary rule would inevitably abolish some number of business relationships certain people might ... More
  • A Multi-Billion Dollar Shot in the Dark
    Mar 10, 2016  - The Department of Labor has spent years crafting a regulatory proposal that would make it harder for low- and middle-income workers to plan and save for retirement. So some may be perplexed by a new effort underway at the department—one that’s hardly been noticed and casts fresh doubts over the depa... More
  • The Silent Treatment
    Mar 3, 2016  - For months, the Department of Labor has been working behind closed doors on a regulatory proposal that will make it harder for low- and middle-income families to save for retirement. And for months, bipartisan concerns regarding the department’s “fiduciary” proposal have fallen on deaf ears. Most re... More
  • Labor Department Drops the Ball
    Feb 4, 2016  - With the bipartisan, bicameral passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Congress successfully came together to improve an outdated and inefficient job training system—providing more Americans with the tools necessary to succeed in a 21st century workforce. The law puts the bes... More
  • What’s Missing from the Conversation
    Oct 7, 2015  - The White House is hosting a summit to “start the conversation” on amplifying workers’ voices. It’s an interesting idea for an administration that’s been largely tone deaf to the challenges facing working families. Anyone who has been listening knows that the president’s failed policies are hurting ... More
  • More Time for Overtime: Denied
    Sep 1, 2015  - Adding insult to injury, the Department of Labor has decided to NOT provide the public more time to weigh in on its overtime proposal. Having heard numerous concerns from stakeholders, the Committee on Education and the Workforce wrote to the department, noting that “the amount of time provided for ... More