Law and Politics

Layoffs Have a Human Cost

October 25, 2016  
By AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Washington, DC - Jobs are central to this election. We hear about the 1,000 workers laid off here, 600 laid off there, 5,000 from another place. These reports have become so commonplace that it’s easy to forget the human toll behind the numbers.

AFL-CIO Amps Up Final Get Out The Vote Push

October 25, 2016  
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC - The AFL-CIO says in these final few weeks until election day it will bring 100,000 volunteer hours to bear to knock on a million doors in key battleground states. These will be one-on-one connections directly with voters.

Unions Protest Outside Trump’s DC Hotel

October 20, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC -  Several hundred people picketed Oct. 13 outside the hotel Donald Trump recently opened on Pennsylvania Avenue, demanding that he bargain with union workers at a hotel he co-owns in Las Vegas.

Protest Slams Trump as Sexual-Harassment Promoter

October 19, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - At 7:50 in the morning Oct. 18, a group of about 80 women dressed in black sat down in front of the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, bearing signs like “GOP Hands Off Me” and “Pussy Grabs Back.”

Labor Perspective From CSEA Western Region Media Officer Ove Overmyer

October 17, 2016 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell Editor’s Note: The author of this Labor Perspective: Donald Trump and the ‘Real Meaning’ of Taxes, is Ove Overmyer (Pictured Above/Photo Courtesy of Overmyer Via the Social Network Facebook), who serves as Media Officer for Western Region 6 of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA).  You can directly access this Labor Perspective at:

Voting is Critical

October 13, 2016 
By NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

New York, NY - The people must vote if we want to make this a fairer and better country. October 14th is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

Voter Registration Drive On The Streets

October 12, 2016
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY - The de Blasio Administration is teaming up with a voter registration drive taking place in all five boroughs. The Urban Justice Center’s Street Vendor Project is helping register more New Yorkers and raise awareness that there is still time to register to vote in the November 8 election.  New Yorkers can register to vote until the Friday, October 14 deadline.

Donald Trump is a Threat to our Democracy

October 12, 2016 
By Larry Cary

The gloves came off in the second Presidential debate with Donald Trump publicly threatening to have Hillary Clinton jailed if he becomes president.

Women Accuse Donald Trump Of Acting On The Sexual Assaults He Brags About

October 11, 2016  
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC - The world now knows that Donald Trump bragged in 2005 about sexually assaulting women by groping them. That recording surfaced Friday and Trump admits it.

SEIU’s Henry Urges ‘Human Infrastructure’ for Home Care

October 10, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - If Hillary Clinton is elected President, Service Employees International Union President Mary Kay Henry wants one of her first priorities to be a jobs bill that invests in healthcare’s “human infrastructure.

The Power of Black Women in Elections

October 9, 2016  

Washington, DC - On a press call held in honor of National Voter Registration Day, the AFL-CIO released new data revealing black women voters as the key to electing Hillary Clinton president in November.

Cleveland Police Union Backs Trump; Black Officers Disagree

October 6, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Cleveland, OH - The Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association voted by a 3-1 margin Sept. 30 to endorse Donald Trump for President.

Secretary Clinton Has the Vision & Leadership

October 3, 2016 
By AFGE President j David Cox Jr

Washington, DC - The presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump proves that Secretary Clinton is the only candidate with the experience, temperament, and competence to be our next Commander-in-Chief, the head of the nation's largest federal employees union said today.

'Trump Doesn't Give a Crap About White Workers'

September 29, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

City Limits Publisher Jarrett Murphy with journalist Wayne Barrett.

New York, NY - Some frustrated white working class men and women left cold by the neoliberal policies of the Democratic Party elite may think that they have an ally in Donald Trump — but the legendary NYC journalist who has been following Trump for the last four decades, said at City Limits’ 40th anniversary bash on Monday night, that the Republican nominee “doesn’t give a crap” about white working class voters and has a long history of sacrificing their interests for personal gain. 

Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO…

September 29, 2016  
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell   

Buffalo, NY - In about six weeks this country will elect a new President and the stakes could not be higher.  While the endless discussion in the print and electronic media seems to have said all that can be said about the two major candidates, the concrete impact of a Trump victory must be emphasized: This is no ordinary election and we are not living in ordinary times.

Trump Lags Romney Among UAW members

September 29, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Detroit, MI - Donald Trump’s support among United Auto Workers members is less than what the Republican presidential nominees had in 2008 and 2012, union President Dennis Williams said Sept. 23.

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