HOUSE LAWSUIT AGAINST OBAMA
Speaker of the House John Boehner initiates lawsuit against Pres. Obama: “Here’s the complete text of the letter Speaker John A. Boehner sent Wednesday to House members, regarding his decision to initiate a lawsuit on behalf of the House against President Barack Obama over the administration’s use of executive actions. — (Read complete text at =>) Roll Call 6/25/14
Obama to Republicans: “So sue me”: “President Barack Obama dared Republicans to follow through on their threats to bring a lawsuit against his administration over his use of executive action.
“Middle-class families can’t wait for Republicans in Congress to do stuff. So sue me,” Obama said Tuesday at an event in Washington.” — CNN Politics 7/1/14
Boehner: Why we must sue Obama: “Every member of Congress swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So did President Barack Obama.
“But too often over the past five years, the President has circumvented the American people and their elected representatives through executive action …”
“That’s why, later this month, we will bring legislation to the House floor that would authorize the House of Representatives to file suit in an effort to compel President Obama to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country.
“The President’s response: “So sue me.” — CNN Opinion 7/7/14
States that raised their minimum wage experiencing faster job growth: “Think a higher minimum wage is a job killer? Think again: The states that raised their minimum wages on January 1 have seen higher employment growth since then than the states that kept theirs at the same rate.
“The minimum wage went up in 13 states — Arizona, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington …”
“[A]ll but one of those states are experiencing increases in employment, and nine of them have seen growth above the median rate.” — Think Progress 7/3/14
UAW AND VOLKSWAGEN
“Organized by Volkswagen employees, Local 42 offers workers the opportunity for a voice in the workplace through the German automaker’s “works council” approach to employee engagement. Volkswagen’s business model is premised on employee representation, and Local 42 will represent any interested employees who join the local as members. No employees will be required to join.” — UAW News 7/10/14
Why Volkswagen agreed to UAW local in Chattanooga: “In a move that’s unusual but not unprecedented, the United Auto Workers union has sidestepped its loss in a worker vote in February and created a local union to represent workers at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee.
“And what’s surprising, considering decades of fierce anti-union efforts from the other foreign transplant automakers in the South, this time the union had the tacit approval of Volkswagen itself.” — USA Today 7/11/14