CEI Today: Obama overtime rule, union dues, EPA climate report, Ex-Im Bank, and more

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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OBAMA'S NEW OVERTIME RULE


The Department of Labor this week is putting out its proposed rule to more than double the salary level under which many workers would qualify for overtime pay for working more than 40 hours a week. CEI labor policy experts warn that those government mandated benefits won't materialize for most people. "Business owners will be forced to off-set the new costs with some combination of lay-offs, lower base pay, and hiring or promotion freezes," said Aloysius Hogan, CEI senior fellow.


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SUPREME COURT TAKES UNION DUES CASE

U.S. Supreme Court to Take on Government Union Power

 

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert to a case that could give all public employees right-to-work protections. If SCOTUS rules in favor of the plaintiff, government unions would lose their power to compel non-members to pay union dues as a condition of employment. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs

 

EPA CLIMATE REPORT - MARLO LEWIS

 

EPA’s Climate Action Flim-Flam Report

EPA last week released Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action. Unsurprisingly, in EPA’s assessment, unmitigated warming produces terrible and terrifying climate impacts whereas “global action” reduces such impacts to manageable and non-threatening levels.  > Read more
 

> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

HIGHWAY BILL - MARC SCRIBNER

Pro-Market Recommendations for Policy Makers

We suggest a strategy of “de facto devolution,” which basically involves keeping federal spending steady while increasing the flexibility of states to fund and finance their own highways.  > Read more 


> Interview Marc Scribner
 

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