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Cut DOL, completely
The Dept of Labor has no Constitutional reason to exist.

We should eliminate DOL, which, like international organized labor itself, was born of Marx's Communist Manifesto.

Vic Biorseth, Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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Why does the US Dept. of Labor (DOL) exist at all?  It was born of an alien notion proclaiming an impossible right to work, implying a legal requirement for someone to become an employer and then employ someone, or employ everyone.  Or, if someone is already an employer, legal requirements are implied forcing the employer to keep undesirable employees employed, give them raises, give them benefits including even retirement benefits, and thus, the purpose of the business itself is radically changed.  The purpose of the business is no longer the purpose for which it was established; the new purpose for the business is to try to satisfy an impossible to satisfy legal citizen right to work

If this sounds "revolutionary" to you, go to the head of the class.  Preparation for Communist revolution began with organized labor and the establishment of large scale labor unions.  Union organization was the first "Community Organizing" effort, born of the closing lines of Marx's Communist Manifesto, to quote:

The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The workers have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.

Workers of all countries, unite!

This was written in 1848, sparking a year of global upheaval and bloody revolution.  All the revolutions of the 1848 "Springtime of Revolution" failed, and the movement then turned to "Community Organizing" to build toward eventual global revolution.  The most successful branch of this "organizing" involved the establishment of national and international labor unions, all over the world.  The purpose was to drive a wedge between workers and employers, and to fiercely alienate them from each other.  To convert them into social enemies rather than cooperators in profit.  It was a vitally important part of the promotion of class strife, or even class warfare. 

At any rate, the spurious Communist argument supporting right to work or right to a job had gained sufficient social acceptance that Congress established in 1888 a Bureau of Labor under the Department of the Interior.  In 1903 it became a stand-alone Cabinet-level Department of Labor

Is there a Constitutional mandate for DOL?  No.  Absolutely not.  "Labor" is nowhere to be found in the Constitution, nor is any right to a job to be found among the Amendments.  Labor is not listed among the limited and enumerated powers of the Federal Government in Article 1 Section 8.  Nor is there any mention of any rights to wages, whether minimum or maximum, or to any work-place conditions, or or to any working hours, or to any benefits.  All of these things are beyond the Constitutional scope of the federal government. They are not "Federal issues."  

Labor and related issues are local issues, where they need to be addressed in law at all.  They are most properly addressed in the private sector. 

There exists an incestuous relationship between organized labor and the Democrat Party, who have a shared affinity for Marxist anti-American redistributionist and revolutionary philosophy.  Both organized labor and the Democrat Party favor and promote the movement toward and into "Pure Democracy" (not to be confused with the Jeffersonian model of Pure Democracy.)  Organized Labor would like to change farms, ranches and private businesses of all variety from private enterprises into pure Democracies, in which the workers get a vote.  The Democrat Party would like to change America from a Constitutional Republic into a Pure Democracy as a stepping-stone to Tocqueville's predicted economic collapse followed by dictatorship.  

DOL Responsibility and Scope.  DOL is supposed to "foster, promote and develop" the welfare of American wage earners, job seekers and retirees; improve working conditions, advance opportunities for profitable employment, and assure worker benefits and rights.  None of this is the proper Constitutional business of the federal government.  It came to be through the insidious infiltration of Marxist "organizers" into a major American political Party, and into the larger government itself. 

DOL Agencies:

  • Administrative Review Board (ARB)
  • Benefits Review Board (BRB)
  • Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB)
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
  • Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP)
  • Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
  • Employees' Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB)
  • Ombudsman for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOMBD)
  • Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
  • Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
  • Office of Inspector General (OIG)
  • Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
  • Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)
  • Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)
  • Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
  • Women's Bureau (WB)

  • Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ)
  • Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (OCIA)
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM)
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy (OASP)
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO)
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
  • Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
  • Office of Public Engagement (OPE)
  • Office of the Solicitor (SOL)
  • Office of the Secretary (OSEC)

Supporting all this is a mountain of, in my opinion, un-Constitutional labor-related legislation.  All of it should be declared to be out-of-scope, un-Constitutional and therefore no law.  All that would be required for this to happen would be a President or a Congress with the balls to do it. 

DOL Budget should be Cut, completely, and the whole department should be shut down.  All it is really accomplishing is three things:

  1. Hurting private enterprise while feeding class strife, and,
  2. Promoting the Democratizing goals of Marxism, and,
  3. Needlessly expending American treasure, leading to eventual economic disaster.   

All of these are anti-American "accomplishments." 

As a legislatively-established regulating authority, all related regulations from any part of DOL should become nul and void the moment the department is closed.  (The Constitution nowhere grants Congress the authority to delegate any of its exclusive legislative authority to any nameless, faceless, unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats, who would produce "regulations" with full force of legislated representative law.) 

In particular, any federal-level laws or regulations in existence that legally require

  1. Forced membership in any external organization as a prerequisite to employment, or,
  2. Employers to withhold external organization membership dues out of employee paychecks, for payment to external organizations

should similarly be declared to be un-Constitutional, nul, void and no law

The American workplace does not need to be "administered" by big brother government.  If you don't like the pay or conditions of your employment, go work somewhere else, or start your own business. 

DOL needs to go. 



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