CEI Today: Labor Day review, red tape strangling, and more

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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This Labor Day, which marks an historical recognition of American workers dating back to the late 19th Century, is a time to take stock of the state of labor and the modern day role of labor unions.

A set of three CEI studies - “The High Cost of Big Labor” - examines the economic impact of labor policies on U.S. states, including right to work and collective bargaining laws.

The Unintended Consequences of Collective Bargaining


An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws


Understanding Public Pension Debt


NLRB's Joint-Employer Ruling: Payback for Unions at Workers' and Business' Expense

In a radical new ruling, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) late last week threw all American franchise and contract businesses into a state of uncertainty. In a 3-2 decision, the NLRB ruled that companies can now be held responsible for labor violations committed by franchisors and contractors. It’s hard to overstate the potential fallout from this decision. > Read more

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Poll: Americans Oppose CFPB Overreach, Unaccountability


Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) Senior Fellow John Berlau says CFPB was designed by lawmakers to be unaccountable to consumers and voters.

“Nearly all of the overreach of the CFPB, from its massive database of consumer transactions to its red tape strangling consumer choice and smaller banks, stems from the fact that it was designed to bypass constitutional safeguards that ensure meaningful oversight,” Berlau said.  > Read the Heartland story

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