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Trey Kovacs
Trey Kovacs is a policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He is the author of a recent CEI report “Federal Labor Agencies Ambush American Economy.”
by | Jul 13, 2017

It has been 173 days since President Obama left office. Yet, he still has a stranglehold on a powerful federal agency, the National Labor Relations Board. Despite President Trump holding the executive office for months, Obama’s appointees to the Board, which governs…

by | Oct 12, 2016

There is no such thing as a free lunch – or a free raise. But federal regulators tend to disregard this simple truth. Such is the case with the costly overtime pay rule put out by the Department of Labor….

by | Sep 28, 2016

The House is poised for a Thursday vote on a plan to delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s overtime rule, which imposes huge new compliance and payroll costs on American employers by doubling the salary threshold of employees eligible for…

by | May 3, 2016

Congress needs to halt the regulations. Now. Last week, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) called out recent Department of Labor policies as having a “chilling effect” on the economy. Ryan’s statements were in response to an anemic rise in the country’s…

by | Apr 29, 2016

Last week, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) called out recent Department of Labor policies as having a “chilling effect” on the economy. Ryan’s statements were in response to an anemic rise in the country’s gross domestic product of only 0.5 percent…

by | Sep 21, 2015

The Obama administration rewarded its union allies last month with a decision that threatens millions of jobs and thousands of businesses, from staffing agencies to cleaning services and auto-repair shops to construction companies. In a case involving Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI),…

by | Sep 8, 2015

Unions use Labor Day as an occasion to remind workers of their past good deeds and deploy their usual rhetoric claiming to have workers’ best interests at heart.   In theory, labor unions represent workers in order to secure better…

by | Oct 7, 2013

By refusing to negotiate the debt ceiling, the President has drawn another red line. Once again, he is in a tenuous box of his own making. Contrary to the myths presented by the President and his allies, consider the following:…

by | Aug 12, 2013

Dan Balz’s Collision 2012 relives a mighty fight for the presidency including the most pivotal moment of the campaign, Mitt Romney’s infamous 47% comments. Balz captures well the angst of the Romney campaign as it kicked into damage control after…

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