One week ago today President Obama announced the “recess appointment” of not one, but FOUR nominees to controversial boards — former Democratic Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to serve as the director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and three (two Democrats and one Republican) to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The two new Democrats on the NLRB were just nominated in mid-December and have never been vetted by the Senate!
The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed significant changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that will severely impact the type of work young people are allowed to do on farms and ranches. The changes will greatly hinder a farmer or rancher in his desire to hire a young person. How will these proposals, if passed, impact the cost of food? The unemployment rate of young people? Kids in FFA or the 4H?