The Government Accountability Office or G.A.O has found that the Labor Department has mishandled cases more than the accepted amount. In a report titled Case Studies from Ongoing Work Shows Examples in Which Wage and Hour Division Did Not Adequately Pursue Labor Violations the nonpartisan GAO illustrates several examples of general lethargy at the Labor Department. The NY Times ran a pointed editorial called No Friend of the Workers which directly blames the republican leadership and President Bush in particular. The line that fascinates me the most is:
President Bush has filled top posts across his administration with
people who do not agree with the missions of their organizations. His
Environmental Protection Agency has failed to protect the environment;
his Justice Department has promoted injustice.