CEI Weekly: CEI Scores Latest Congressional Labor Vote

Friday, June 17, 2011



Feature: CEI's labor policy analysts keep an updated record of congressional votes on worker issues.


FEATURED STORY: CEI Scores Latest Congressional Labor Vote


As part of the ongoing Congressional Labor Scorecard project, CEI labor policy analysts this week scored a significant House vote on mandatory Project Labor Agreements (PLAs). In 2009, President Obama signed an Executive Order encouraging federal agencies to only hire construction firms that sign PLAs; but now, many congressmen recognize that PLAs increase contract costs and heavily favor unionized firms. This week, the House voted on a bill that would disallow mandatory PLAs. Read more about PLAs and the Congressional Labor Scorecard Project on WorkplaceChoice.org.





To Stimulate Economy, End Abuse of Antitrust

Wayne Crews' column in Forbes


Will Sen. Inhofe's New Energy Advisor Moderate the Raging Climate Skeptic?

Myron Ebell's citation in The New York Times Online


What the Boeing Company Teaches Us About Right to Work

Vincent Vernuccio's op-ed in Townhall


GOP's "Durbin Dozen" Keeps Dodd-Frank Price Controls

John Berlau's op-ed in Newsmax


Set Free Our Risktakers

CEI's citation in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Bailout a Bust?

John Berlau's radio interview on America Family Radio


Think Tank Applauds Location Privacy Legislation

Ryan Radia's press statement on the GPS Act






June 15, 2011: Do ATMs Kill Jobs?


In a recent NBC interview, President Obama blamed ATMs for taking away bank tellers’ jobs, and computerized airline check-in kiosks for eliminating aviation jobs. Communications Coordinator Lee Doren points out that innovation doesn’t affect the number of jobs so much as the types of jobs. Accomplishing more while using less labor is actually the key to prosperity. People looking for an explanation for today’s high unemployment need to look elsewhere.