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Wednesday
Apr012015

CEI Today: UN climate plan, labor union ambush election training, and municipal mergers 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
In the News Today

 

UN CLIMATE PLAN - MYRON EBELL

 

President Obama's UN Climate Plan Ignores American People and Congress
 
Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute responded to the Obama Administration’s submission of its intended nationally-determined contribution (INDC) to the United Nations:
 
“President Obama has pursued his domestic climate agenda without trying to build support for it with the American people or in Congress, and today’s INDC submission is no different. > Read more
 
 


AMBUSH ELECTION RULE - TREY KOVACS

NLRB Holds Training at Union Office and Top Lawyer Forgets Details of Ambush Election Rule

 

Two recent events further display the pro-union bias of the National Labor Relations Board and the haphazard nature in which the ambush election rule has been promulgated.
 
In preparation of the ambush election rule going into effect on April 14, the NLRB is conducting training on the details of the new election process. Guess where some of the training takes place?
 
As the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reports, a training session will be held at a SEIU office in New York.  > Read more


> Interview Trey Kovacs 
 


MUNICIPAL MERGERS? - CARRIE SHEFFIELD 

 

A Tale of Two Cities: How Municipal M&A Saves Taxpayers, Prevents Budget Shortfalls
 

In the same way that private-sector consolidations offer efficiencies and economies of scale, municipal mergers can cut operational redundancies, saving taxpayers money in the process. Combined resources also offer a bulwark against state budget cuts and prevent tax hikes. > Read more

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The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court

 
 


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Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
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Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
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Tuesday
Mar312015

CEI Today: Labor union lawsuits, Obama's GROW AMERICA Act, credit card interchange fees, and more 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
In the News Today

 

LABOR UNION LAWSUITS - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

 

Suing McDonald's
 
Today, the National Labor Relations Board commences over sixty consolidated lawsuits by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and union front groups such as the Fast Food Workers Committee against McDonald’s. The suits claim franchisor McDonald’s USA and certain franchisees jointly employed and retaliated against protesting workers. If the government forces this new "joint employer" status on employers, it would have a huge impact not just on employers but consumers, small business entrepreneurs, labor union power, and litigation, says CEI labor policy expert Aloysius Hogan.
 
 


OBAMA'S GROW AMERICA ACT - MARC SCRIBNER

Administration's GROW AMERICA Act 2.0 Mixes Bad with Good

 

The administration’s GROW AMERICA 2.0 proposal isn’t all bad. In fact, it contains two very smart elements that Congress should attach to their own reauthorization package.
 

First, the administration proposal would repeal the current prohibition on states tolling their own Interstate segments. Second, the current cap on tax-exempt private activity bonds, which bring financing parity to infrastructure development by allowing the private sector to take advantage of similar debt instruments as the public sector, would be raised from $15 billion to $19 billion. > Read more


> Interview Marc Scribner
 


CREDIT CARD 'INTERCHANGE' FEES - IAIN MURRAY 

 

International Panel Outlines Problems with EU Interchange Fee Regulation
 

Interchange fees are the fees levied by banks and payments card networks from merchants and vendors when a consumer uses a payment card to purchase a good or service. The proposed EU regulation will cap these fees. ​The experience from the US suggests that these rules will be costly to the people of Europe, and especially to people on minimum wage who find it hard to afford bank fees already. > Read more

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CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

Thursday
Mar262015

CEI Today: Small business regulations, labor union give-aways, Human Achievement Hour, and more 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
In the News Today

 


SMALL BUSINESS REGULATIONS - WAYNE CREWS

 

Small Business Regulatory Sunset Act
 
Despite being authorized to review and update rules affecting small business, most agencies fail to complete this review in an acceptable manner. This ensures the ever-growing list of rules continues to multiply, disproportionately weighing down small entities with fewer available resources. That's why the Small Business Regulatory Sunset Act is crucial to jump-start economic growth.  > View the coalition letter 

> Interview Wayne Crews 

 
 

TAXPAYER GIVE AWAYS TO LABOR UNIONS - TREY KOVACS

 

Cost of Labor Union Subsidy in Missouri Unknown Due to Lack of Government Record Keeping
 

A new report by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) reveals an appalling lack of transparency in how Missouri’s government agencies account for taxpayer dollars going to labor union coffers.
 
Public records requests made by CEI aimed to find out how much Missouri taxpayers were paying for “union release time,” a practice that allows public employees to conduct union business during work time without loss of pay. But only a small minority of Missouri government employers could provide satisfactory responses to CEI’s public records requests.
 
“At a time when taxpayer dollars are stretched thin in Missouri and other states, the government should stop funding activities that only serve special interests and do not advance a public purpose,” said CEI fellow and labor policy expert Trey Kovacs. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs

 
 

HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT HOUR
 

Human Achievement of the Day: Guitars

 

When Human Achievement Hour rolls around each year, I make sure to do two things. One is to play an electric guitar. The other is to play an acoustic guitar. 

 

Human Achievement of the Day: Higher Education

 

As the world continues to lift billions of people from starvation-level poverty through capitalistic enterprise, we need to extend this nimble, technologically savvy approach toward educating billions of people who can then better invest in their own self-interest.


> Interview an expert on Human Achievement Hour

 

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CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


HUMAN
ACHIEVEMENT HOUR



SATURDAY,
MARCH 28, 2015


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Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
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Monday
Mar162015

CEI Today: Chemical ban, labor union lawsuit, and EPA's 100 years 

Monday, March 16, 2015
In the News Today

 


CHEMICAL BAN - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

CPSC Proposal on Phthalates Likely to Do More Harm than Good


On Monday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission will close the comment period for a proposed rule related to chemicals used to make soft and pliable plastics. While they claim to do this in the name of children’s health, it’s not clear that the rule will do more good than harm.
> Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini


 

LABOR UNION LAWSUIT - TREY KOVACS

Wisconsin Unions Sue to Maintain Coercive Power

Workers should find the union lawsuit against Wisconsin’s recently enacted right-to-work law (RTW) bizarre and, probably, offensive. The argument put forth by unions is that the new law is an unconstitutional taking of property. In other words, unions view a chunk of workers’ paychecks as their property even if that worker does not want union representation. 
> Read more

 

> Interview Trey Kovacs
 

EPA'S 100 YEARS - CHRIS HORNER

CEI Files Suit over EPA’s Glacial “Richard Windsor” Production


The tortuous Richard Windsor saga took yet another twist [last week], when we filed suit to compel EPA to stop flouting the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
> Read more


> Interview Christopher Horner
 

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CEIis a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


HUMAN
ACHIEVEMENT
HOUR

MARCH 28, 2015

 

 


KING v BURWELL

3 Things 
You Should Know

 


 


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Hutchins

Keara Vickers

CEI Issues:

Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
Tech and Telecom
Trade and International
Transportation & Infrastructure





 

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Monday
Dec152014

CEI Today: Labor union political gains, Dodd-Frank in the Lame Duck, Grinch picks our pockets, unshackling Uber, and more 

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
In the News Today

 

NLRB'S OVERREACH - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

 

Purple Haze, Seeing Red and Feeling Blue: The NLRB’s Crippling Overreach in Two Recent Actions

 

The National Labor Relations Board’s two recent actions cast aside decades of established practice and precedent. Thursday, in a case identified as Purple Communications, the Board issued a decision that amounts to a taking of business property, both physical and intellectual property. And then onFriday, the Board voted for a new regulation (rule) to hasten the procedure for unionizing. > Read more

> Interview Aloysius Hogan

 

> See also: Congress Seeks Multiemployer Pension Reform in the CRomnibus
 

DODD-FRANK IN THE LAME DUCK - JOHN BERLAU


Lame Duck Quacks Needed Dodd-Frank Relief


Waaaah! That’s the sound of former House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) crying about stinging, bipartisan rebukes to his legacy of the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory monstrosity rammed through the Democrat-controlled Congress in 2010.


And it must be all the more painful to Frank that enough members of his own party had turned against provisions of the legislation that a couple much-needed rollback are on the verge of being signed into law in this month’s “lame duck” session. > Read more


> Interview John Berlau
 

UNSHACKLING UBER - FRED L. SMITH, JR.

Political vs. Market Regulation: Uber Edition

 

To the extent that taxi and rideshare drivers and being treated unequally, the answer is to liberate the cabbies, not to shackle Uber. The rationale for political regulation is often based on outmoded ideas, including that the information needed for markets to function is not available to enough consumers. New technology, in particular in the case of urban ridesharing, has undermined many of these arguments. > Read more

> Interview Fred L. Smith, Jr.
 

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