Law and Politics

Why Andrew Puzder’s Appointment Would Violate Labor Law

January 10, 2017 
By Alexander Schmidt
Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP

New York, NY - The law creating the Department of Labor and the Secretary of Labor position was signed by President Taft in 1913.  The law resulted from a five-decade organized labor effort to create a cabinet-level voice for workers within the government who had an unequivocal mandated duty to advance the interests of working people.

Labor Should Work to Impeach & Imprison Trump

January 6, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Priority No. One: Dump Trump.

Reporter’s Notebook

Brooklyn, NY -  So, less than half of Americans participating in a new Gallup poll released earlier this week believe Donald J. Trump will be able to effectively carry out the basic duties of president. The only question now is — who in their right mind still believes that he can do the job?

KKK Giddy As System Designed By Slaveholders Trumps Popular Vote

December 24, 2016 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

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Washington, DC - The Electoral College cast it's votes for Trump for President Monday - using a system set up by slave owners designed to override the power of the popular vote.

Trump: Undermining Rights of American Workers

December 16, 2016 
By NYS Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

Washington, DC - President-elect Trump’s reported choice to lead the Labor Department has done everything in his power to undermine the rights of American workers, from driving down wages to opposing overtime pay. Even worse, Andrew Puzder presided over a fast-food chain that repeatedly stole workers’ hard earned wages.

Senators Want Investigation Into Russian Election Hacking

December 13, 2016 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

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Washington, DC - A bi-partisan group of U.S. Senators say America should be alarmed by Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Carrier Union Leader Says Trump ‘Lied His Ass Off’

December 11, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Indianapolis, IN - United Steelworkers Local 1999 President Chuck Jones told the Washington Post Dec. 6 that Donald Trump had “lied his ass off” when telling workers at the Carrier air-conditioner plant here Dec. 1 that he’d worked out a deal to save more than 1,100 jobs. Carrier executives later told Jones that only 730 of the production jobs would stay, and 550 members of Local 1999 would be laid off.

Trump-Carrier Deal Is “Gaming the System,” Not Saving Jobs

December 10, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Indianapolis IN - President-elect Donald Trump’s Nov. 29 deal with the Carrier Corporation to give it $7 million in tax breaks will preserve about 800 jobs at its air-conditioner plant here—but another 600 workers will still be laid off, and Carrier’s parent company, United Technologies, will still close another plant in Huntington.

Trump Taps Minimum-Wage Foe for Secretary of Labor

December 9, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia

Washington, DC - President-elect Donald Trump, who on Dec. 7 picked a climate-change denier to head the Environmental Protection Agency, on Dec. 8 nominated a far-right fast-food executive to be Secretary of Labor.


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