Law and Politics

Texas Judge Wrongly Takes Away Overtime From Millions of Workers

November 26, 2016 
By Kelly Ross

Dallas, TX - Texas Judge Wrongly Takes Away Overtime From Millions of Workers In a shocking and wrongly-decided opinion, a U.S. district court judge in the Eastern District of Texas has taken away overtime protection from millions of American workers.

Trump Supporters In D.C: Heil The People! Heil Victory!

November 25, 2016  
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC -The neo-Nazi "alt-right" and KKK couldn't be happier about the U.S. presidential election results.

AFT Calls on Trump to Denounce Hate

November 22, 2016  
By Jerry Levine, LaborPress USA

Washington, DC - AFT along with labor, civil rights and faith leaders called on President-elect Donald Trump to unequivocally denounce the hundreds of hate-fueled acts of harassment, vandalism, property destruction and even assault that have happened since his election.

Donald Trump’s Supreme Court will be a real threat to labor and that’s going to hurt the Democrats

November 21, 2016 
By Amanda Marcotte

Washington, DC - Hillary Clinton’s loss in Rust Belt states that Barack Obama won handily  like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania has resulted in widespread hand-wringing about why Democrats struggle to capture the votes of the white working class.

Trump Eyes Deadly Mine’s Owner for Cabinet

November 20, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Donald Trump ran for President pledging to help coal miners—but he is widely expected to appoint Wilbur Ross, owner of the West Virginia mine where 12 workers were killed in an explosion in 2006, as Secretary of Commerce.

With Trump's Victory, Friedrichs Likely Short-Lived

November 19, 2016  
By Emmanuel Felton
Reprinted: Education Week

Washington, DC - Teachers' unions around the country let out a huge sigh of relief back in March when the U.S. Supreme Court, evenly divided ideologically after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, deadlocked on the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case, which could have barred unions from collecting so-called "agency" or "fair share" fees from nonmembers who benefit from the unions' collective bargaining. But it appears that the unions' luck has run out.

San Francisco Lesson Plan: Trump Panders To Huge Racist, Sexist Base

November 19, 2016 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

San Francisco, CA - A classroom lesson plan offered by San Francisco public schools tells it like it is about Donald Trump, according to the educator who created it. The lesson says in part that Trump is a racist, sexist man who became president by "pandering to a huge racist and sexist base."

Mayor de Blasio Gets 32BJ Endorsement; Vows to Fight Trump on Deportations

November 18, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

Mayor Bill de Blasio with 32BJ President Hector Figueroa.

New York, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday cheerfully accepted 32BJ SEIU's early endorsement of his 2017 reelection bid, while also attempting to assuage the fears of many hard working New Yorkers who worry they could be among the three million immigrants President -Elect Donald J. Trump says he wants to deport. 

Trump’s Appointment of Stephen Bannon

November 17, 2016 
By Assemblymember Walter T Mosley

Brooklyn, NY - “I condemn President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Stephen Bannon as his White House Chief Strategist. As a well-known anti-Semitic, white nationalist it is unacceptable that he has been given such a prestigious White House appointment.

Jewish-Labor Honorees Urge Resistance to Trump

November 17, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - The shadow of Donald Trump loomed over the Jewish Labor Committee’s annual Human Rights Awards Nov. 14.

This Week's Buzz: Trump Fallout; REBNY Rocked and More!

November 16, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco 

Trying to be hopeful: Ray Rogers and Larry Cary join the BCB team.

On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970 The Answer, we’ll find out why attorney and author Larry Cary fears President-Elect Trump will spark an armed insurrection on the streets of America, and why Corporate Campaign, Inc. founder Ray Rodgers calls the Real Estate Board of New York a “criminal enterprise.” On a lighter note, we’ll also find out how Steamfitters Local 638 President Pat Dolan and his union are helping to create middle class careers for returning veterans and young people.

Preparing for a Trump Administration

November 16, 2016  
By Bill Lipton, NY Working Families Party

Washington, DC - The entire team at WFP has been struggling with some of the same questions, fears, and immense pain that I know many of you have been struggling with too.

Trump Wins - Now What is to be Done?

November 15, 2016
By Larry Cary

It’s been a week since Donald Trump won the election.  I needed time to process the defeat before writing about it.   The stakes were so high – America’s position in the world order and whether the federal government is to become a complete right-wing tool of the rich and powerful.  It was and continues to be discombobulating.

Impact Of The Recent Election On Benefits

November 15, 2016  
By Maryelizabeth Zacharias, DIA
EVP, Client Experience & Benefits Practice Leader

Trump winning, and the Republicans controlling Congress, the landscape is definitely favorable for allowing a quick and seismic change or possible repeal of ACA, especially considering that Trump will be filling the open Supreme Court seat.

NNU: Manipulated Primary Gave Us A Weaker Candidate - But Fight Goes On

November 15, 2016   
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC - National Nurses United Co-President Deborah Burger says manipulation of the Democratic presidential primary by the DNC ended up nominating a candidate chosen by party leaders not by the people.

WIN Week In Review

November 13, 2016 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC - AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka says more than anything the presidential election was an indictment of politics as usual.

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