Law and Politics

'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.

'Blue Collar Buzz' Talks Trump With DC 37 Leader

September 28, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

'Blue Collar Buzz' Hosts Bill Hohlfeld and Neal Tepel.

New York, NY - On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970 The Answer, we’re talking about how garbage truck drivers and low-income communities throughout New York City are teaming up to fight back against commercial waste industry pollution. We’ve also got an exclusive interview with Henry Garrido, head of NYC’s largest municipal employees union, who warns potential Trump voters that the former reality TV star turned Republican darling has a long history of “failed responsibilities to working people.” 

Can the Sanders Movement Be Turned Into a Permanent Force?

September 27, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination this year was “the most significant left political insurgency in American politics in 50 years,” Bob Masters, political director for Communications Workers of America District One, declared at a forum Sept. 16. “What will become of this incredible mobilization?”

Trump Trailing Among Union Voters, AFL-CIO Poll Says

September 15, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Donald Trump lost support among union members in five key states over the summer, according to internal polling figures released by the AFL-CIO Sept. 7.

This Week's Buzz: Justice for Joe Hill; What's Up With Neoliberal Labor?

September 14, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

New York, NY - On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970 The Answer, we’re looking back at the life of legendary IWW martyr Joe Hill and the new efforts to exonerate him 100 years after his execution. We’ll also talk about the rise of neoliberalism inside the Labor Movement today, and why it’s the wrong move for workers. Next, it’s stirring voices from the instructor lockout at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus, as well as this year’s Labor Day Parade. 

Trump Doesn’t Pay Campaign Staff

September 9, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has come up with a solution to the problem of huge campaign payrolls.


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