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Trump’s Education Pick Funds Child-Labor Advocates
Law and Politics, National

Trump’s Education Pick Funds Child-Labor Advocates

November 30, 2016 By Steven Wishnia Washington, DC – Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, is not just one of the nation’s leading funders of efforts to privatize education and destroy labor unions. She also funds two organizations that have recently advocated ending laws against child labor. On Nov. 3, Jeffrey Tucker…

Trump Supporters In D.C. : Heil The People! Heil Victory!
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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. In Washington D.C. over the weekend more than 200 neo-Nazis celebrated the Republican Electoral College presidential victory by railing against Jews and quoting Nazi propaganda in the original German. Their…

AFT Calls on Trump to Denounce Hate
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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. During the campaign, according to the AFT, Trump’s…

Donald Trump’s Supreme Court will be a real threat to labor and that’s going to hurt the Democrats
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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 Reprinted: salon.com 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. There’s a lot of discourse about the need of…

Trump Eyes Deadly Mine’s Owner for Cabinet
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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. Ross, a New York-based billionaire,…

With Trump’s Victory, Friedrichs Likely Short-Lived
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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…

Trump’s Appointment of Stephen Bannon
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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. “Throughout Trump’s Presidential campaign we were given a glimpse…

Preparing for a Trump Administration
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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. For the second time in sixteen years, the Electoral College — a mechanism…

Congress Says It Won’t Pass TPP
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Congress Says It Won’t Pass TPP

November 16, 2016  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Washington, DC – Congressional leaders from both parties told the White House Nov. 11 that they would not bring the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership up for a vote in the post-election lame-duck session, effectively killing the 12-nation trade agreement for this year. President Barack Obama had hoped…

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