Whenever you hear a Lib spout the words “social justice” or “fairness,” you can be sure that it will not be about justice or fairness.

It will, though, be about trying to control more of our lives.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her Dem pals are trying to push through the “Schedules That Work Act,” which would require employers to give workers a minimum of two weeks’ advance notice of their work schedule.


Via Investor’s Business Daily:

Never content to let life go on without their input, congressional Democrats now believe that it’s their job to tell businesses how to schedule employees. This is not about fairness; it’s about control.

The Democrats don’t legislate — or issue executive orders — to fix problems. They take these actions to increase their power over others, particularly those in the business world they’ve demonized for decades.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Democrat from Massachusetts, says the Schedules That Work Act “is about basic fairness.” She and the bill’s co-sponsors believe “a single mom should know if her hours are being canceled before she arranges for day care and drives halfway across town to show up at work.”

We believe that, too. It’s nice to have predictable working hours. But guaranteeing them would not always be practical. It’s a messy world out there, not a perfect one. Employers schedule workers to fill their businesses’ needs, not for employees’ convenience….

Sometimes, doing so would be just plain impossible. Needs differ from business to business, from industry to industry, from state to state, from day to day. There’s really no way to make such a law work.

The political left has yet to comprehend this, but companies aren’t in business for the benefit of workers. Companies are opened to make a profit. If they don’t, their doors don’t stay open long….

Marc Freedman, executive director of labor law policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, was exactly right when he told Seyfarth Shaw’s Employment Law Lookout blog that the legislation “will not create new jobs, open up opportunities, nor spur economic growth.”


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  1. Alain41 says:

    I don’t know what the limits on business size apply in this case, maybe 50 employees? 10? 2? Regardless, it will hurt small business the most. So yes it’s control but it’s control of big business and contraction of small.

    I took a very quick look at last year’s bill. Law will require new records to be kept. And then it says that the Secy of Labor can request ‘any records’ of business if needed to look into possible noncompliance. SoL will have subpoena power. Not sure of how much power SoL currently has, but my initial take is that this is setting up SoL to be a mini-IRS over the running of business, eg, SoL targets business like IRS targets nonprofits.

  2. strider says:

    Big government must be like a rapture and pushing everything into that framework a primal drive. No concept of the twists, turns and flexibility it takes to get a business going.

  3. Gordon says:

    Warren must believe that businesses are clairvoyant…What an idiot.

  4. Piquerish says:

    I think my profile from Twitter pretty much sums this up: Liberalism is a religion. Its liturgy is perversion. Its commandment is control. Its sacrament is abortion. Its hell is bureaucracy.

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