Sunday, April 02, 2006

Another Fox In the Hen House!!!

From Friday's (3/31/06) Progress Report:

EMPLOYEES' RIGHTS -- BUSH NOMINATES FORMER WAL-MART LAWYER TO OVERSEE LABOR DEPT. WAGE DIVISION: The Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division is "responsible for administering and enforcing some of our nation’s most comprehensive labor laws," including minimum wage, overtime, child labor, and medical leave provisions. President Bush recently nominated Paul DeCamp, an attorney with a long history of working to undermine basic rights at work, to head the division. "As a private practice lawyer, DeCamp represented Wal-Mart in trying to prevent a class of 1.5 million women -- the largest employment class action ever certified -- from suing the company for discrimination in pay and promotions," the AFL-CIO blog reports. "He has proposed taking overtime pay away from workers in ways that were even more extreme than what the administration actually has done -- and suggested easy outs for bosses who misclassify workers as not eligible for overtime pay." More on DeCamp's record here


Blogger demondoll said...

This doesn't bode at all well.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 10:10:00 AM  

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