June 22, 2018 / 12:25 AM / a month ago

Unions, Democrats attack Trump proposal to merge Labor, Education departments

A White House proposal to merge the U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Education announced on Thursday as part of a larger reorganization of the federal government was immediately met with skepticism from unions, Democrats, and left-leaning groups, who said that it could lead to worker protections being gutted.

Mick Mulvaney, the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, said during a cabinet meeting on Thursday that combining the agencies into a single Department of Education and the Workforce, would make them more “responsible and accountable.”

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