February 18, 2017
By Congressman Jerry Nadler
Washington, DC - Donald Trump went to war against Judge James Robart -- a Republican appointee -- who dared to stand up against his destructive, dangerous and ill-conceived refugee ban.
February 15, 2017
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel
Washington, DC - Two members of President Donald Trump’s “beachhead team” at the Department of Labor have long histories of opposing prevailing-wage laws.
February 17, 2017
By Steven Wishnia
Washington, DC - American labor unions are reacting cautiously to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Florida law-school dean R. Alexander Acosta to be Secretary of Labor Feb. 16, calling for a careful examination of his record.
February 14, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco
New York, NY - The prospect of having fast food kingpin Andy Puzder confirmed as U.S. Labor Secretary during Senate confirmation hearings scheduled later this week, has low-wage workers across the country feeling sick to their stomaches — and the nausea is even worse among hardworking women forced to depend on tipped wages to eke out a living.
February 16, 2017
By Steven Wishnia
Washington, DC - Fast-food executive Andrew Puzder, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, withdrew his name from consideration Feb. 15. His nomination had drawn virtually unanimous opposition from Democrats and labor unions, and his ex-wife’s accusations that he’d beaten her had recently resurfaced.
February 12, 2017
By NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
Washington, DC - The Senate has confirmed Jeff Sessions as the next U.S. Attorney General – someone who once called the Voting Rights Act "intrusive legislation" and tried unsuccessfully to prosecute civil rights activists on bogus charges of "voter fraud," when all they did was register more citizens to vote.