Law and Politics

Letter to President Donald Trump

January 22, 2017  
By Seth Bornstein, Executive Director, Queens Economic Development Corp.

Dear President Trump:

Washington, DC - The peaceful transition of power in this country is remarkable. Since George Washington handed over the reins of government to John Adams in 1797, we have set the standard for the rest of the world.

NYC to Trump and Pal Puzder: You're Not Normal!

January 14, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Fast food workers Jorel Ware, Shantel Walker and City Council Member Core Johnson join others in jeering the Puzder nomination.

New York, NY - The union behind pioneering fast food workers in New York City teamed up with City Council Speaker Melissa-Mark Viverito and other elected officials on Thursday to denounce fast food kingpin Andy Puzder’s nomination as U.S. Labor Secretary — and to urge Congressional Democrats to grill the CEO like a well-done burger during upcoming confirmation hearings in February. 

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.


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