Law and Politics

Promises Were Made by Candidate Trump

July 27, 2017 
By Leo W. Gerard, USW International President

Washington DC - Promises were made. And workers believed candidate Donald Trump when he pledged to stop corporations from exporting American factories. Workers cast votes based on Trump swearing he would end the trade cheating that kills American jobs.

Trump's NLRB Picks Closer to Full Confirmation

July 20, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco 

Trump is making it harder to unionize.

New York, NY - Donald Trump and his enablers continue to make life hard on the American worker this week, backing two candidates for the National Relations Board that no one who works for a living should be happy about seeing. 

Trump Nominates Anti-Union Majority to the Labor Board

July 8, 2017 
By Larry Cary

Many union members voted for candidate Donald Trump without realizing they were effectively voting to reverse labor laws that helped unions and protected workers.

The Correct Way to Characterize the Charter/Spectrum Strike

June 27, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco
Reporter’s Notebook

Spectrum's take backs impact all workers.

New York, NY - The corporate media isn’t doing middle-class workers fighting hard to retain their economic existence any favors when they continually characterize the three-month strike against Charter Communications, first and foremost, as a fight between IBEW Local 3 and the telecom giant. 

Trump Names Republican Lawyer to NLRB

June 25, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - President Donald Trump appointed Washington lawyer Marvin Kaplan June 20 to fill a vacant seat on the National Labor Relations Board, ending its 2-1 Democratic and pro-union majority.

B'way Casting Directors Defy Attempt to Break Union

June 22, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Casting directors vow to fight on.

New York, NY - The organization representing Broadway producers and theater owners is crying foul after the top casting directors in the industry and their supporters rallied outside Radio City Music Hall earlier this month, demanding union recognition and a fair contract. 

The New Threat Facing Union Organizers

June 17, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco 

The GOP is at it again.

New York, NY - The job of union organizers could soon get a lot tougher if House Republicans are successful enacting a trio of new bills being sold to the American public as a package of necessary “Labor reforms.” 

Workmen's Circle Leader Urges Stronger Coalitions to Counter Hate

June 15, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco 

New York, NY - The head of the more than century-old institution founded to help Jewish immigrants make it in the USA is urging stronger, more diverse coalitions between organized labor and other progressive groups to better confront the torrent of xenophobic bile currently spewing out of Donald Trump’s White House. 


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