Obama: Require Companies to Give Workers’ Numbers and Addresses to Unions Before Labor Elections
The Obama administration is poised to change regulations to allow for union “ambush elections” in which workers have less time to decide whether or not to join a union — and in which workers’ phone numbers and home addresses are provided to unions.
The administration’s National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) proposed rules would allow for union elections — in which workers at a company vote whether or not to unionize — to be held 10 days after a petition is filed. And what, exactly, would be happening to the unions during those 10 days? The new rules require employers to disclose workers’ personal information, including phone numbers, home addresses, and information about when they work their shifts.
Obama Gives Kids a Proverbial Trophy Just for Showing Up
President Obama declared everyone “a winnner” at the White House Easter Egg Roll:
Before the president came out on the Truman Balcony the Marine Corp Band played several children’s songs including the Sesame Street Theme song and Rubber Ducky.
Joined by the Easter bunny and 12 year old singer from Philadelphia Cam Anthony, the president and First Lady welcomed attendees on the Truman Balcony.
Donald Rumsfeld Sends a Letter to IRS Every Year
Every year, Donald Rumsfeld asks the IRS to simplify the tax code.
Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense, sends a letter to the IRS annually because “I have absolutely no idea whether our tax returns and our tax payments are accurate.”
Wasserman Schultz Dismisses Political Impact of Keystone XL Delay
Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Sunday dismissed the potential political impact of a delayed decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, calling it a “complex” decision that will need to be carefully weighed.
Obama Admin Raised Money From Outside Organizations to Promote Enrollment in Health Insurance
The Government Accountability Office provided new details on Sunday of how the Obama administration raised money from outside organizations to promote enrollment in health insurance under the health care law.
Republicans said such solicitations were meant to circumvent limits on government spending imposed by Congress. But in a report to Congress, the accountability office did not give a legal opinion on the propriety of the fund-raising. Administration officials said it was legal. Under federal law, they said, the secretary of health and human services can encourage support for nonprofits that promote public health.
THE FACTS: LESS THAN HALF OF GEORGIA OBAMACARE ENROLEES HAVE PAID
Georgia insurers received more than 220,000 applications for health coverage in the Affordable Care Act’s exchange as of the official federal deadline of March 31, state officials said Wednesday.
Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, though, said premiums have been received for only 107,581 of those policies, which cover 149,465 people.
“Many Georgians completed the application process by the deadline, but have yet to pay for the coverage,” Hudgens said in a statement Wednesday.
California Exchanges Paying Bounties to Tax Preparers for Obamacare Sign-Ups
Tax-preparing companies are getting paid by an Obamacare exchange to enroll people in Obamacare plans, The Daily Caller has learned.
At least 79 tax service providers, including offices of major companies like Liberty Tax Service and Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, are listed as certified Obamacare enrollment entities in the state of California, according to state exchange records.