• 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passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Congress successfully came together to improve an outdated and inefficient job training system—providing more Americans with the tools necessary to succeed in a 21st century workforce.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
  • Protecting Access to Affordable Retirement Advice - H.R. 4293 and H.R. 4294
    Feb 1, 2016  - THE PROBLEM As a country, we face a number of significant retirement challenges. Far too many men and women are leaving the workforce without the financial security they need when they retire. Policymakers should be looking for opportunities to make it easier for working families—especially low- an... More
  • Clinton’s Reality Check
    Dec 17, 2015  - Republicans have long warned of the harmful consequences of ObamaCare – consequences that include higher costs, less access to trusted health care providers, and fewer full-time jobs. After years of living in denial, it seems some leading Democrats are starting to face reality. At a recent event in ... More
  • Divide and Conquer
    Dec 9, 2015  - If at first you don’t succeed, change the rules and try again. That seems to be the motto adopted by Big Labor in its effort to unionize a Tennessee-based Volkswagen plant. After failing to win an election involving all of the plant’s hourly employees, the United Auto Workers prevailed last week in ... More
  • The Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act
    Oct 27, 2015  - THE PROBLEM In an unprecedented decision that has union leaders celebrating, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) discarded years of settled labor policy and redefined what it means to be an employer. For more than 30 years, the NLRB considered two or more employers “joint employers” if they h... More