Policy | November 7, 2023

AFPI Public Comment on DOL Salaried Overtime Rule

The America First Policy Institute (AFPI) submits these comments in response to the proposal of the Department of Labor (the “Department”) to revise the overtime exemption regulations at 29 C.F.R.

Op-Ed | November 1, 2023

Ditching Degrees: Walmart’s New Hiring Strategy is a Boon for Workers

In September, Walmart made a historic announcement: it will rewrite job descriptions for corporate roles to focus on skills, not college degrees. This shift acknowledges that too many American workers with the knowhow and experience to advance professionally face a completely artificial barrier to family-sustaining employment: they lack a piece of paper issued by an expensive college or university.

Op-Ed | October 18, 2023

Here’s how this rule to protect pregnant workers will actually hurt women

Throughout my career, I have tirelessly supported women’s full inclusion in the workplace. In the numerous state- and federal-level positions I have held, including during my tenure as the director of the Women’s Bureau at the Department of Labor, I have consistently fought to dismantle barriers to women’s participation in the workforce. 

Policy | October 9, 2023

ISSUE BRIEF: State Approaches to Universal Licensing Recognition

Occupational licensing in the United States is highly decentralized—states have the power to license and regulate individual occupations.

Op-Ed | October 2, 2023

Biden says he’s most pro-union president ever. But his policies hurt striking UAW workers.

The historic United Auto Workers strike against the Big Three automakers shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.

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