Law and Politics

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.

San Francisco Lesson Plan: Trump Panders To Huge Racist, Sexist Base

November 19, 2016 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

San Francisco, CA - A classroom lesson plan offered by San Francisco public schools tells it like it is about Donald Trump, according to the educator who created it. The lesson says in part that Trump is a racist, sexist man who became president by "pandering to a huge racist and sexist base."

Mayor de Blasio Gets 32BJ Endorsement; Vows to Fight Trump on Deportations

November 18, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

Mayor Bill de Blasio with 32BJ President Hector Figueroa.

New York, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday cheerfully accepted 32BJ SEIU's early endorsement of his 2017 reelection bid, while also attempting to assuage the fears of many hard working New Yorkers who worry they could be among the three million immigrants President -Elect Donald J. Trump says he wants to deport. 

Trump’s Appointment of Stephen Bannon

November 17, 2016 
By Assemblymember Walter T Mosley

Brooklyn, NY - “I condemn President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Stephen Bannon as his White House Chief Strategist. As a well-known anti-Semitic, white nationalist it is unacceptable that he has been given such a prestigious White House appointment.

Jewish-Labor Honorees Urge Resistance to Trump

November 17, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - The shadow of Donald Trump loomed over the Jewish Labor Committee’s annual Human Rights Awards Nov. 14.

This Week's Buzz: Trump Fallout; REBNY Rocked and More!

November 16, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco 

Trying to be hopeful: Ray Rogers and Larry Cary join the BCB team.

On this week’s episode of LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970 The Answer, we’ll find out why attorney and author Larry Cary fears President-Elect Trump will spark an armed insurrection on the streets of America, and why Corporate Campaign, Inc. founder Ray Rodgers calls the Real Estate Board of New York a “criminal enterprise.” On a lighter note, we’ll also find out how Steamfitters Local 638 President Pat Dolan and his union are helping to create middle class careers for returning veterans and young people.

Preparing for a Trump Administration

November 16, 2016  
By Bill Lipton, NY Working Families Party

Washington, DC - The entire team at WFP has been struggling with some of the same questions, fears, and immense pain that I know many of you have been struggling with too.


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