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Trump University Settlement Reached

November 29, 2016
By New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

New York, NY -  In 2013, my office sued Donald Trump for swindling thousands of innocent Americans out of millions of dollars through a scheme known as Trump University.

Despite Setback, Kanye West Can Still be President

November 29, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco
Reporter’s Notebook

Who wants to be the next president?

Brooklyn, NY - Normally, Kanye West's admission to a southern California hospital for “exhaustion” would have automatically derailed the rapper's hugely ambitious quest for the White House. But not anymore — not after the country just finished electing a super-sleazy presidential candidate who brags he’s so rich and famous he has license to sexually assault women. Now, anything is possible. 

Texas Judge Wrongly Takes Away Overtime From Millions of Workers

November 26, 2016 
By Kelly Ross
Reprinted:
aflcio.org

Dallas, TX - Texas Judge Wrongly Takes Away Overtime From Millions of Workers In a shocking and wrongly-decided opinion, a U.S. district court judge in the Eastern District of Texas has taken away overtime protection from millions of American workers.

Trump Supporters In D.C: Heil The People! Heil Victory!

November 25, 2016  
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC -The neo-Nazi "alt-right" and KKK couldn't be happier about the U.S. presidential election results.

AFT Calls on Trump to Denounce Hate

November 22, 2016  
By Jerry Levine, LaborPress USA

Washington, DC - AFT along with labor, civil rights and faith leaders called on President-elect Donald Trump to unequivocally denounce the hundreds of hate-fueled acts of harassment, vandalism, property destruction and even assault that have happened since his election.

Donald Trump’s Supreme Court will be a real threat to labor and that’s going to hurt the Democrats

November 21, 2016 
By Amanda Marcotte
Reprinted:
salon.com

Washington, DC - Hillary Clinton’s loss in Rust Belt states that Barack Obama won handily  like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania has resulted in widespread hand-wringing about why Democrats struggle to capture the votes of the white working class.

Trump Eyes Deadly Mine’s Owner for Cabinet

November 20, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Donald Trump ran for President pledging to help coal miners—but he is widely expected to appoint Wilbur Ross, owner of the West Virginia mine where 12 workers were killed in an explosion in 2006, as Secretary of Commerce.

With Trump's Victory, Friedrichs Likely Short-Lived

November 19, 2016  
By Emmanuel Felton
Reprinted: Education Week

Washington, DC - Teachers' unions around the country let out a huge sigh of relief back in March when the U.S. Supreme Court, evenly divided ideologically after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, deadlocked on the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case, which could have barred unions from collecting so-called "agency" or "fair share" fees from nonmembers who benefit from the unions' collective bargaining. But it appears that the unions' luck has run out.

 

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