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Worker Centers May Get Closer Look Under Trump

Feb. 15, 2017, 10:54 PM

Some of the alternative worker groups that led the charge against former labor secretary nominee Andrew Puzder may get some scrutiny of their own no matter who runs the Labor Department under President Donald Trump.

The Trump administration is expected to take a closer look at worker centers, an amorphous category of advocacy group that broadly includes Fight for $15 and other traditional labor union affiliates, along with independent grass-roots organizations such as Restaurant Opportunities Center United. The scrutiny is likely to start with the DOL considering whether to force the groups to provide certain financial disclosures. It could also...

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