Senate Republicans are investigating whether backlogged U.S. employment regulators are using Craigslist ads to pursue cases against businesses that no outside party has brought to their attention.
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) has asked the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) if the agency used classified advertisements site to solicit complaints, while the agency has 75,000 cases pending.
"The senator's office has not yet received a response from the EEOC," said an aide to Alexander, chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee.
The inquiry follows the appearance of a Craigslist ad posted earlier this year — with with an EEOC email address attached — asking for people to contact the agency if they were discriminated against by the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain.
The chain — known for its line-dancing staff — is battling a 2011 EEOC suit alleging the company does not hire workers over 40.
Republicans such as Alexander and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) have criticized EEOC officials for filing suits against businesses like Texas Roadhouse —despite no one filing any formal complaints against the businesses and the agency's backlog.
Even if the republicrats get the information they say they are "demanding", they will not do anything about it. It just makes for poor sideshow.
SSGT, '69 - '73, 321st CSG, 319th AMS Fire Control
MOre time spent on doing nothing for Americans.....seal the damn borders and arrest king o and all the minions that support agenda 21....many repubs also on that list!
Another 'solution' in search of a problem. Can't find one make one...Semper Fi Nam 66-67
Great response Gray, you nailed it!
IMHO opinion Craig's List is a good place, to come in contact with someone who might do you great bodily harm. Has anyone ever considered the harm Technology has brought about, from sliming people to recruiting for ISIS..............to corrupting and putting Children in great Harm's Way.
Just more dog and pony show to prove they're doing something..
Just more of the federal take-over of the internet