To respond to your points:
- There are laws against malfeasance (illegal or dishonest activity by a government or corporate official) and misfeasance, (improperly performing a legal act with the improper performance resulting in injury or harm to the plaintiff–mainly used in civil suits) but you must find a prosecutor or litigating attorney with the guts to prosecute those suspected of such. Don’t hold your breath on that one.
- “The labor movement” should be defined–do you mean union members, working adults, anyone of legal voting age? The presumption is that when someone is voted into office they are entitled to hold the office for the term to which they were elected. Yearly votes of confidence for all federal, state, or local officials would get expensive which would play right into the hands of those whose “golden rule” is that he who has the gold (IOW the wealthy oligarchs and their hired toadies) makes the rules.
- The election of Labor Department posts would make them subject to the same problems as those under your second suggestion.
A solution that would go a long way towards solving the real problems you address would be for people to turn off their TV’s, and haunt government deliberations on everything from the public utility commissions and school boards to city councils and county commissions.
However, despite our many probl;ems of misgovernment, no serious consensus exists for such vigilant action. We, as a people, would rather burp with our beers and watch professional sports or “reality” TV, or engage in some other time-wasting distractions provided by the oligarchs to distract and waste the time of the citizenry.