Law and Politics

USW 1999: Trump 'Lied His Ass Off' - Carrier Sends 550 Jobs To Mexico, Gets $7M

December 9, 2016 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

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Indianapolis, IN - Chuck Jones, President of United Steelworkers Local 1999 at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis, says Trump "lied his ass off" about saving Carrier jobs from being sent to Mexico. 

Anti-Union Groups Plan New Cases for Trump Supreme Court

December 9, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The likelihood of Donald Trump naming new justices to the Supreme Court has spurred anti-union groups to prepare new attempts to overturn labor-law protections.

Blue Collar Buzz: Trump's Existential Threat to Labor

December 8, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

AFT President Randi Weingarten is jeering Trump's cabinet picks.

New York, NY - The pall that’s settled over the House of Labor has two words written all over it: Donald Trump. And on this week’s episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz featuring American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, United University Professions President Fred Kowal, Unite Here Organizer Andrew Tilllett-Saks and Labor 411 President Cherri Sender, and broadcasting Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970 The Answer, we are digging in deep to fully examine what a Trump administration means for working men and women in this country. 

Dr. Jill Stein Joins Blue Collar Buzz!

November 30, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco 

Dr. Jill Stein.

New York, NY - Still reeling two weeks after the presidential election of Donald J. Trump, LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz this Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970 The Answer, welcomes 2016 Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein who talks about efforts to recount the vote in three swing states — as well as her thoughts on organized labor’s losing political strategy of backing entrenched establishment candidates like Hillary Rodham Clinton. 

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.

AFL-CIO Endorses Pelosi Over Challenger for Leadership

November 30, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The AFL-CIO on Nov. 22 endorsed Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for re-election as House Minority Leader, backing her over longshot challenger Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio).

Hoffa Re-Elected Teamsters President

November 30, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - James P. Hoffa has narrowly won a fifth term as general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, according to final results released Nov. 21. “We will continue to lead the fight to organize the unorganized, ensure strong health care, good wages, a secure retirement and holding employers and politicians accountable,” Hoffa said in a statement.

Advocating for Fairness in the Workplace

November 29, 2016
By AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunder

Washington, DC - ”In this month's election, voters spoke loudly and clearly about their economic anxiety and frustration, their fear that they won’t be able to provide for their families no matter how hard they work. Blocking the overtime rule, which would have given millions of Americans a raise, is a cruel slap in their face.


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