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  • Trump Slams AFL-CIO's Trumka

    09/02/2019 11:48:16 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | Monday, 02 September 2019 08:33 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    resident Donald Trump Monday launched a Labor Day Twitter attack against AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka after the powerful labor leader Sunday said the nation's unions won't have "any choice" but to block the "unenforceable" United States-Mexico-Canada trading deal. "Just watched AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on @FoxNews and thought to myself how different he is on TV than he is when he is with me at the White House," the president tweeted. "Likes what we are doing until the cameras go on. We got robbed on Trade and everything else while his Dems just sat back and watched." "NAFTA is the...
  • Union Bosses Fear Workers Will Stick with Trump: ‘It’s a Serious Problem’

    09/02/2019 7:25:25 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sept 2, 2019 | John Binder
    Union bosses, closely tied to the Democrat Party, say American union workers sticking with President Trump in 2020 and his economic nationalist agenda is “a serious problem” for them. A report by the Wall Street Journal reveals how union bosses and Democrats are looking to peel off Trump’s support from American union workers who back his agenda, where most recently he has demanded multinational corporations move their production in China to the U.S. The Journal reports: “It’s a serious problem for us,” said Alan Netland, president of the North East Area Labor Council in Duluth, Minn., which represents 40,000 union...
  • Bernie Sanders calls for doubling union membership, scrapping ‘right to work’ laws

    08/21/2019 10:11:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/21/2019 | Paul Steinhauser |
    Sanders, who is making his second straight bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, vowed “that war will come to an end when I am president. If we are serious about rebuilding the middle class in America, we have got to rebuild, strengthen and expand the trade union movement in America.” Sanders said if elected, he would aim to double union membership by the end of his first term in the White House in January 2025. His plan also calls for ending so-called "right to work" laws favored by Republicans and decried by organized labor for weakening a union’s ability to...
  • Why Trump Is Bitter The Firefighters Endorsed Joe Biden

    04/30/2019 2:28:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2019 | Salena Zito
    PITTSBURGH -- Joe Biden's decision to kick off his presidential campaign in Western Pennsylvania Monday shows that he is not just in a battle for the soul of the country; he is in a battle for the soul of his party.s That battle begins and ends with long primary contests that many Democratic experts and officials believe will be decided exactly one year from now, on Pennsylvania's April 29 primary voting day. "This nominating process certainly has all of the ingredients to go long, and the Democratic voters in this state hold the key to help defining our party as...
  • Labor unions fear Democrats’ Green New Deal poses job threat

    02/12/2019 8:57:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 12, 2019 | by Valerie Volcovici
    Labor unions say they are withholding support for a Green New Deal unveiled by Democrats last week to transition the American economy away from fossil fuels, arguing the loosely-defined plan could kill jobs if its architects aren’t careful. The cool response from unions underscores the challenge facing Democratic presidential hopefuls who support aggressive action on climate change but must also win back the blue-collar voters that swept President Donald Trump to victory in 2016. Democratic presidential hopeful Senators Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren have already thrown their support behind it. The resolution’s backers say the plan...
  • Election Day is just around the corner. I’m ready. Are you?

    10/19/2018 5:21:52 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 62 replies
    NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ^ | October 19, 2018 | Lily Eskelsen García, President of the National Education Associ
    I’ll never forget the first time I voted.It was way back in the, ahem, 20th century. I remember how proud I was to finally carrying out my civic duty and vote. I actually decided before Election Day to be a volunteer on one of the campaigns.  A great man, Senator Frank Moss, had led the fight on so many issues I cared about: Medicare, Social Security, assistance for hospice care, money for special education. I signed up to help him.He’d been in the Senate for 18 years. His challenger’s platform was pretty much that 18 years was too long to serve...
  • The Trump Workers Party-How our president is reviving an older more genuine liberalism

    10/18/2018 5:45:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 18, 2018 | Michael Ledeen
    Frank Buckley is a real original, and his recent book, The Republican Workers Party, gives us plenty to ponder. He is a political maverick, rejecting labels and stereotypes, which delights me. The title comes from Trump’s speech to CPAC in 2017. Which Buckley characterizes this way: The Republican Workers Party would be libertarian in its opposition to crony capitalism but economically liberal when it comes to welfare policies for those truly in need. It would be a party of nationalists who reject a globalism that is indifferent between the welfare of Americans and of foreigners. It would be a jobs...
  • Want to be heard? Speak out with your vote!

    09/08/2018 4:39:38 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ^ | September 6, 2018 | Lily Eskelsen García
    The well-rounded education that all students deserve includes a deep appreciation for citizenship and its core right and responsibility: voting.With National Voter Registration Day just around the corner (Tuesday, September 25), the NEA is encouraging members to advocate for—and hold—voter registration drives in public high schools. We are getting voter registration tools out to members through the NEA EdJustice League, our new avenue for building power and making our voices heard in communities across the nation. (By the way: The NEA Edjustice League offers a variety of ways you can connect with other activists in your area on lots of...
  • Trumka blasted by teachers union boss for keeping door open on Trump 2020 endorsement

    08/02/2018 9:20:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 2, 2018 | Judson Berger
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is getting an earful – on Twitter – from teachers union boss Randi Weingarten for reportedly keeping the door open to a possible Trump endorsement in 2020. Newsmax reported Wednesday that Trumka would not rule out a union endorsement for the president. “Every [candidate] will be looked at,” Trumka said. He added, “we will consider every candidate who’s running.” Trumka simply may have been stating union policy, not wanting to get ahead of an endorsement process that is nowhere close to starting, for an election more than two years out. At the same time, he noted...
  • AFL-CIO's Trumka Won't Rule Out Unions Endorsing Trump in 2020

    08/01/2018 11:42:20 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1 Aug 2018 | John Gizzi
    Despite strong condemnations of the Trump administration for what he calls the “growing wage inequality” among Americans, AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka on Wednesday refused to rule out his union endorsing President Donald Trump for re-election in 2020. “Well, he will be looked at [for the labor endorsement],” Trumka told Newsmax, “Everyone [of the presidential candidates] will be looked at.” Pressed as to how serious he was about the AFL-CIO considering not endorsing the Democratic nominee for president for the first time since 1972, Trumka insisted “we will consider every candidate who’s running in 2020.” Recalling the last presidential race, the...
  • Democrats target union workers who regret Trump vote

    05/04/2018 8:48:00 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    Rooters ^ | 5-4-2018 | Tim Reid
    Like many union workers, Oberbroeckling voted twice for former Democratic President Barack Obama before backing Donald Trump and other Republicans in 2016. Now he has buyer’s remorse - and plans to support the Democratic challenger to Rod Blum, the Republican congressman in this blue-collar, eastern Iowa district. “Trump is for the rich,” said Oberbroeckling, 37, sipping a rum-and-coke. “Blum’s for big business. They said they were for the workers, but they’re not.” That sentiment should encourage Democrats, who saw their once-reliable labor vote help send Trump to the White House after he vowed to revive Rust Belt factories with trade...
  • Democrats plan all-night protest ahead of DeVos vote

    02/06/2017 10:02:44 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 52 replies
    Senate Democrats are planning a rare all-night talkathon to protest Betsy DeVos's nomination for Education secretary ahead of an expected vote on Tuesday."Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everything we can to persuade just one more Republican to join us," Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said from the Senate floor Monday.
  • Collins, Murkowski to vote no on education secretary nominee

    02/01/2017 8:06:35 PM PST · by mdittmar · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | February 1, 2017 | CNN
    Washington (CNN)Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska both said Wednesday they would not vote to support Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump's choice for education secretary. The two women are the first sitting Republican senators to publicly say they wouldn't back one of Trump's Cabinet nominees.The stunning decision from a pair of veteran Republican lawmakers puts DeVos in a tenuous position as her final vote before the Senate nears, but top Republican aides are confident she will be confirmed.
  • Trump Wins The Unions.... Labor Chiefs Describe "Incredible" Meeting With Trump

    01/23/2017 3:14:53 PM PST · by blam · 87 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-23-2017 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenJanuary 23, 2017Zero HedgeShortly after Donald Trump made good on one of his core campaign promises on Monday morning by signing an executive order formally withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal, Trump told labor union leaders that he would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement "at the appropriate time." The remarks came at the start of a meeting at the White House with leaders of construction, carpenters, plumbers and sheet metal unions, during which Trump pledged to stop trade deals that harmed American workers. According to the White House, participants included North America's Building Trades...
  • Trump meets with leaders of building, sheet metal unions

    01/23/2017 2:00:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 23, 2017 | David Shepardson
    President Donald Trump met Monday at the White House with leaders of construction, carpenters, plumbers and sheet metal unions, the White House said. According to the White House, participants included North America's Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey, Laborers' International Union of North America President Terry O'Sullivan, SMART sheet metal workers' union President Joseph Sellers, United Brotherhood of Carpenters President Doug McCarron and Mark McManus, president of the United Association that represents plumbers, pipefitters, welders and others. The union meeting also included several local union officials and follows a gathering of 12 chief executives of large companies at the White...
  • How Firefighters Help Explain the Outcome of 2016 Election

    12/27/2016 3:03:23 PM PST · by Rudolphus · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 23, 2016 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    If you want to understand how badly Democrats lost the white working class in the 2016 election, your local fire station is not a bad place to start. Nearly 85 percent of professional firefighters are white, and more than 95 percent are men, making them look a lot like the other blue-collar voters who surged to Donald Trump this year. But firefighters are also heavily unionized, tend to live in cities or suburbs (rural areas often have volunteer fire companies) and are government employees — all factors generally associated with the Democratic Party. And all of those characteristics, along with...
  • Why Trump’s Cabinet Picks Should Worry You

    12/16/2016 3:54:20 PM PST · by mdittmar · 24 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 12/16/2016 | Richard Trumka
    The vast majority of Americans, no matter their candidate of choice, voted to rewrite the economic rules that have for too long left working people weaker and poorer. When it comes to the economic security of our families and communities, one of the most important decisions every incoming president must make is choosing who will serve in his or her Cabinet. These are immensely powerful positions that have a direct say on everything from wages to workplace safety to consumer protection to good schools to health and retirement security.
  • Labor Unions Were The Other Losers On Election Day

    12/08/2016 6:16:44 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/8/2016 | Jason Hopkins
    Democrats weren’t the only ones who lost big on Election Day. Labor unions lost in key states across the country in November. Having already had their power in several states constrained following the 2010 mid-terms, labor unions will now be forced to play defense in more states legislatures where Democrats have faltered anew. Democrats lost control of the state House in Kentucky and the state Senate in Iowa. They also lost gubernatorial control in Missouri and New Hampshire. All four states will be under a Republican trifecta starting in 2017 – meaning their governors’ mansions and legislative chambers will be...
  • Mary Kay Henry: Together we will keep fighting (SEIU)

    11/21/2016 3:57:54 PM PST · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    youtube ^ | Nov 21, 2016 | Mary Kay Henry(SEIU)
    Mary Kay Henry: Together we will keep fighting
  • Dems' Trump Hysteria is Desperate Attempt to Keep Union & Black Voters

    11/16/2016 8:50:32 PM PST · by 198ml · 14 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/16/16 | Deneen Borelli
    Democrats fear Trump will create jobs and help urban communities causing union workers and blacks to abandon the Democrat party. Without union workers and blacks, Democrats will face huge obstacles in future elections especially in the swing states. This is why George Soros, Al Sharpton, and Van Jones are playing their roles to undermine Trump’s presidency. Democrats will do anything for power — including undermining a president even before he is sworn into office.