Published on Thursday, December 19, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Some of the world's most prosperous economies - including Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom - have robust Apprenticeship Systems. School leavers and job changers in those countries can access education and training that leads directly to the workplace, while the companies that sponsor them get top-quality Workers with the precise skills they need. more»
Published on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Health care is such a core, fundamental issue for Working Men and Women that in the next two weeks, more than 20,000 Commercial Cleaners throughout New York City could walk off the job and Strike to protect what they have - which begs the question: Why isn’t Organized Labor demanding a plan that finally takes health care off more»
Building Trades Reps Ask Trump-Appointed VA Undersecretary Where Its Designated Contractors Will Get Highly-Skilled Veterans To Help Build A New $30 Million-Plus National Veterans Cemetery In Genesee County?
Published on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(PEMBROKE, NEW YORK) – It was a good question to ask Randy C. Reeves, The Trump Administration’s appointed Veteran Affairs’ (VA) Undersecretary for Memorial Affairs: Where will you get those highly-skilled Vets needed to help build a build a new $30 million-plus National Veterans Cemetery in Genesee County? But what several Buffalo more»
‘Here We Go Again’ - ‘Yet Another Disastrous’ NLRB Ruling ‘That Adds Yet Another Hurdle’ For Worker Organizing
Published on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Shortly after Google Staffers engaged in the largest mass walkout at any tech firm in the United States, the company quietly lobbied the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the hopes it would roll back a decision that safeguarded the only way protesters were able to organize that action as quickly as they did: E-mail. more»
Labor Perspective From Political Blogger Kevin Drum Via Mother Jones: ‘Here’s How’ Corporate America ‘Took Over’ America - The Answer ‘Is The Long Republican War Against Unions’ & The ‘Destruction’ Of The Working Class
Published on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in National Labor News
Have American businesses become more concentrated over the past 30 years? Anecdotally, it seems like the answer is yes. The Big 8 accounting firms are now the Big 4. There are only four cell phone companies, soon to be three. Four airlines control 80% of the American market. The car industry consolidated into the Big Three decades ago. Four companies more»
Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continued its Holiday Season gift-giving for employers on Monday (December 16th) when it issued a ruling that allows employers to stop deducting Union Dues from Employee paychecks after the expiration of a Collective Bargaining Agreement. That 3-to-1 ruling overturns the Obama-era decision more»
The Union That ‘Could Shut Down’ This Week’s Democratic Debate: Los Angeles’s Hotel And Restaurant Local Is ‘No Giant, But It Has Blazed Trails For The Entire’ American Labor Movement
Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - Anyone who doubts that Los Angeles is now officially a militant Union Town hasn’t been following the course of the Democrats’ next Presidential Debate, which is scheduled for this Thursday (December 19th). Initially set to take place at UCLA, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was compelled to move it to Loyola more»
Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE) - When Tracey Loftis began his Apprenticeship with the Carpenters’ Union, he had to commute more than an hour from his home in Manchester to the Union’s Training Facility in Millbury, located just south of Worcester - but with the recent opening of a new Carpenters’ Training Facility in Manchester, Carpenters more»
Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY) - Fifty-two New Jersey Behavioral Health Workers voted to Go Union and become Members of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Last month, the Residential Counselors and Maintenance Employees voted 77% in favor of joining AFSCME New Jersey Council 63 after enduring an Anti-Union Campaign more»
CWA Local 1180 Reaches Tentative Contract Deal With New York City That Impacts More Than 8,100 Administrative Employees & Supervisors
Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The City of New York has reached a Tentative Contract Agreement with Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1180, which represents more than 8,100 Administrative Employees and Supervisors throughout City Government. “Our Workers ‘are the everyday heroes of our City and their work deserves fair more»
‘That Ain’t Right:’ Rutgers University Teachers ‘Wait More Than 12 Months For Contract While Football Coach Strikes $32 Million Deal’
Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY) - Teachers at Rutgers University are frustrated that they’ve been working to get new contracts for over a year while the school’s football coach got a deal within days. Greg Schiano, who returned to coach the team he led from 2001 to 2011, received a contract worth $32 million, along with several perks - including a more»
What’s Going On In Pennsylvania? Union Membership ‘Rises’ In The Keystone State Amid A Nationwide Fall
Published on Monday, December 16, 2019 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA) - Union Membership in Pennsylvania grew last year as Union Membership dropped nationwide - a trend that has persisted for decades. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released Union Membership figures for 2018, and in Pennsylvania, 13.4% of Employees were represented by a Union - up slightly from 13% in 2017. In more»
Just In Case Your Forgot: Trump Has ‘Gutted’ OSHA Safety Standards - New Rule Hides Accident & Injury Reports, Which Allow ‘Bad Bosses To Continue Unsafe Practices’
Published on Monday, December 16, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has gutted an Obama-era rule that required employers to report on-the-job injuries and illnesses. The Republican Trump Administration’s new rule returns injury reports back into the darkness of corporate filing cabinets and makes it much more difficult for Regulators more»
Marketing Union Services In New York City: U.A. Plumbers Local 1 & The Association of Contracting Plumbers ‘Unite to Bring Expert’ Unionized Plumbing Teams To Developers
Published on Monday, December 16, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Association of Contracting Plumbers (ACP) and the U.A. (United Association) Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 1 are working hard to ensure that a high standard is met for Skilled Union Labor and efficiency when it comes to New York City projects - and for more than 125 years the ACP and Local 1 have been the backbone of New York more»
Think There’s ‘No Opportunity’ For Women In The Building Trades? ‘Then Think Again’ - Bridge Crew ‘Gets The Job Done With A Lot Of Woman Power’
Published on Monday, December 16, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - Maria Coronado has building in her blood. Her Grandmother was a World War II Riveter and her Grandfather a life-long Woodworker. Coronado, who grew up learning how to bake bread as skillfully as she knew how to fix a combustion engine, was often the only Woman on a site to wield a hammer when she started in construction in more»
Did You See What’s Going On In France? As American Workers ‘Worry About The Future Of Their Pensions,’ French Workers ‘Vow To Continue’ Their Nationwide Strikes ‘To Keep Their Pensions From Undergoing Government Changes’
Published on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in National Labor News
(PARIS, FRANCE) - French Unions have vowed to continue a nationwide Strike that has brought transport to a virtual standstill as they dismissed the Prime Minister’s proposals on changing the pensions system. After a week of strikes and demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of people, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe gave a televised speech outlining more»
Published on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - The new wave of Unionization in Pittsburgh isn't mirroring that of Pittsburgh's Labor History. Back then, Labor Rights were associated with Blue Collar jobs in heavy industry. Today, it's White Collar Professions in services and technical fields, including Library Workers and Software Engineers. The latest example are Human more»
Published on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Throughout most of U.S. History, American High School Students were routinely taught vocational and job-ready skills along with the three Rs: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. Indeed, readers of a certain age are likely to have fond memories of huddling over wooden workbenches learning a craft such as woodwork or maybe metal work, or any one of the hands-on more»
Published on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Two of the most powerful Labor Unions in New York City and their allies are mad as hell at the skyrocketing cost of health care in this town and the “irrational” hospital billing that’s become the financial equivalent of “Russian roulette.” City Council Members Mark Levine (Democrat-7th District) and Fernando more»
UAW Workers Ratify New Four-Year Labor Deal With Fiat Chrysler - Contract Highlights Include Company Pledges Of $9 Billion In Investment & Creation of 7,900 Jobs & Increases In Worker Pay, Profit Sharing Too
Published on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Workers have a new Labor Contract. Almost five months after talks officially launched with ceremonial handshakes between the United Auto Workers (UAW) and FCA, the company's U.S. Workers okayed a new four-year deal, following approvals of similar agreements at General Motors (GM) and Ford. The UAW said more»
McDonald’s ‘Wins High-Stakes Labor Battle With Help From The White House’ - Board Led By Trump Appointees ‘Overrules Judge In Case That Threatened’ Business Model
Published on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In a television commercial that’s become part of the lore surrounding Donald Trump’s affinity for McDonald’s Corporation, he embraced a purple, lumpy denizen of the fast-food chain’s “McDonaldland” and said: “Together, Grimace, we could own this town.” He was talking about New York, not more»
Unions & Their Members ‘Fighting For Better Communities:’ Long Island Local Teachers Union Works Hard ‘To Get Bond Act Passed For Safer & Healthier’ Schools In Greenport
Published on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in New York State Labor News
New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Editor’s Note: Water damage and disrepair are common sights in classrooms in the Greenport Union Free School District. On Tuesday (December 17th), voters will cast their ballots on a $17 million Capital Improvement Plan. (Photo Provided) (GREENPORT, NEW YORK) - Throughout the hallways of the Greenport more»
Published on Friday, December 13, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - Workers for E-Scooter Company Spin have joined Teamsters Local 665 via a Card Check Agreement, becoming the first E-Scooter Workers to organize in San Francisco. There are about 40 Spin Workers who are now Teamsters, including Shift Leads, Maintenance Specialists, Operations Specialists, Neighborhood Ambassadors, Deployers and more»
Illinois Operating Engineers Local Invests In Simulators To Train Heavy Equipment Operators In Order To Meet Industry’s ‘Persistent Demand For Qualified’ Workers
Published on Friday, December 13, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS) – In order to help meet the industry’s persistent demand for Heavy Equipment Operators, Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) has gone virtual. Facing a bottleneck in getting Apprentices ready to operate heavy iron, the Union went all in on simulators and is now running 11 of the Vortex more»
Published on Friday, December 13, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
As Amazon works to combat its public image as a starvation-wage employer by doling out mere pennies in pay hikes and deploying an army of Workers to sing the company's praises on Twitter, a leaked video reveals the trillion-dollar company is continuing to work feverishly behind the scenes to crush any attempts by Workers to Unionize and bargain collectively more»
‘Union-Busting Is Disgusting” - Did You Know That U.S. Employers Spend $340 Million ‘A Year’ On Union-Busting Firms?
Published on Friday, December 13, 2019 in National Labor News
2019 has been a historic year for the Labor Movement in Tech: Google Contractors in Pittsburgh Unionized; Kickstarter launched a campaign to form what could become the first Union at a major Tech Company; and Amazon Warehouse Workers, Uber Drivers and Instacart Grocery Delivery Workers all went out on Strike. Tech companies haven’t stood idly by - more»
Published on Thursday, December 12, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - More than three years after Workers at a small Bronx Nursing Home voted to join 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU), they’re still trying to win their first contract agreement with the chain that owns it. “We ‘just feel like we’ve been getting the runaround,’” Constance Allen, a Certified more»
Published on Thursday, December 12, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - United University Professions (UUP) has released NY25, a bold, wide-ranging proposal for the State University of New York (SUNY) with attainable goals to keep SUNY accessible and promote the health of all New Yorkers, while positioning SUNY to lead the state’s transition to a sustainable future by 2025. “NY25 is a more»
The Republicans’ ‘Plan To Destroy’ Union Pensions - The IBEW ‘Raises The Alarm About The GOP Scheme To Tax & Obliterate’ Union Pensions
Published on Thursday, December 12, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Senate Republicans are readying a radical plan to raise taxes on Retiree Pension Benefits and put catastrophic burdens on Union Retirement Plans, according to documents released last month. Under cover of a “rescue” for a few endangered Multi-Employer Pensions - primarily troubled Mineworkers and Teamsters Plans - Senate more»
Want A Raise? Then Join A Union Because The ‘Typical’ Union Worker Makes 27% ‘More Than’ The Non-Union Worker
Published on Thursday, December 12, 2019 in National Labor News
Union Membership still pays - at least in terms of higher wages. The typical Union Worker made $970 a week in 2014, compared to $763 for Non-Union Workers, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data. That 27% spread has remained relatively constant at least since 2000, when the agency started tracking the data. To be sure, not everyone more»
Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Sam Chang, the Hotel Mogul who’s come under fire for getting tax rebates while receiving city subsidies to house the homeless, has also attracted the ire of Organized Labor. After workers who cleaned the rooms at his Club Quarters Wall Street voted to unionize, Chang fired them with no notice in one fell swoop in August. Adisa more»
The Story Of Labor In New York & What It Requires Of Us - ‘City Of Workers, City Of Struggle’ At The Museum Of The City Of New York ‘Tracks The Evolution’ Of The Labor Movement ‘As An Unpredictable Passage Of Pitfalls & Switchbacks’
Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The art exhibition City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York, mounted at the Museum of the City of New York, does almost everything it needs to do in telling the story of a critical mass movement that micro-cosmically mirrors the large forces that have shaped the Nation’s Economic and Political History. more»
Philadelphia’s Public Defenders Seek To ‘Go Union’ With The UAW - Concerns Range From ‘Unresponsive’ Managers & ‘Unpredictable’ Scheduling ‘To Concerns About Staff Turnover’
Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - Philadelphia’s Public Defenders, the lawyers who represent roughly 70% of all Philadelphians arrested on criminal charges or probation violations, have decided to Unionize. A majority of the 200 Lawyers in the proposed Bargaining Unit support the effort, according to the newly-formed Defenders Union. Workers have more»
Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(NEW YORK CITY) - As Amazon, Facebook and Google lead a Tech Boom in the city, a new report points to Apprenticeships - long a recruiting tool of the Building Trades - as a way to allow more New Yorkers to benefit from digital jobs while ensuring the city has the talent employers need. The problem, according to the Center for an Urban Future (CUF) report, more»
“Make No Mistake, We Demanded A Trade Deal That Benefits Workers, Fought Every Single Day To Negotiate That Deal” - National AFL-CIO Endorses New North American Trade Agreement After Successfully Negotiating Improvements
Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka announced Tuesday (December 10th) that the Labor Confederation will support Republican President Donald Trump’s new North American Trade Deal, paving the way for likely passage in the Democratic-controlled House. Trumka said in a statement that the National AFL-CIO endorses more»
“People Are Ready To Fight” - Labor Leader Sara Nelson On ‘Building A Fighting’ Labor Movement, The ‘Proud History’ Of Democratic Socialism In America, ‘How Workers Ended’ The Government Shutdown & ‘How They'll Stop Trump Too’
Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in National Labor News
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - In May (2019), Association of Flight Attendants (AFA)-Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Sara Nelson gave a speech to the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America’s annual Eugene Debs-Lucy Gonzalez Parsons-A. Philip Randolph Dinner that all Union Leaders and Union Members should take the time to read. As such, more»
‘Only Highly-Trained & Skilled’ Workers ‘Could Have Handled’ This ‘Rigging Nightmare’ - Union Members ‘Came Through In The Clutch’ To Relocate Massive Canoe Sculpture Outside Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – It was not one of your typical industry jobs, moving a 35-foot-wide, 30-foot-high, 60-foot-long, 25,000-pound sculpture made up of nearly dozens of aluminum canoes that was featured outside the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo to another location on its grounds as work began on a two-year, $160 million expansion project. more»
“The Union ‘Provides Me With A Living Wage Job - That Is The ‘Bread’ Part For Me And Working On Art Projects Is The ‘Roses’ Part Of Life’” - New Public Art Created By Union Electricians Now On Display At Long Island City’s Socrates Sculpture Park
Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(LONG ISLAND CITY) - Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City has hosted extraordinary pieces of art since a coalition of artists and community members transformed an East River landfill and illegal dumpsite into an open studio and exhibition space in 1986. But of the 15 sculptures that are currently on display as part of the 2019 Socrates Annual, only more»
Rochester Teachers Rally Against School District’s ‘Christmas Massacre’ Layoff Plan, Receive Support From Students Who Walk Out Of Class, Saying: “We Will Be The Voice For Our Schools”
Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - Hundreds of students across the Rochester City School District protested the School District’s recently proposed layoffs of more than 200 district Employees on Monday (December 9th), just days after Rochester Teachers Association (RTA) Members rallied against what is being called a Christmas Massacre Layoff Plan. On Thursday more»
There Are ‘Jobs, Jobs Everywhere, But Most Of Them Kind Of Suck’ - And Amid ‘All The Encouraging Signs’ In The Jobs Report, Wage Growth ‘Remains Bizarrely Tepid’
Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in New York City Labor News
The most recent jobs report must have been adapted from a comic book - because everyone’s calling it a “blockbuster” (and Director Martin Scorsese hasn’t shown any interest in it). In November, America’s Unemployment Rate hit a half-century low, as U.S. employers added 266,000 positions to their payrolls, nearly 100,000 more more»
Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in National Labor News
(ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA) - Energized by wins in November that swept Democrats – notably Pro-Worker Lawmakers - into a legislative majority in the State Capital of Richmond, Virginia Unions and their Progressive Democratic Allies have launched a big push to repeal the Old Dominion’s 72-year-old Right-To-Work (for less) Law. Northern Virginia Labor more»
Labor Perspective From Brendan Flanagan, A Democratic Consultant & Veteran Of Obama For America: Democrats Must Win Back Working-Class Voters
Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Our Nation is less than a year away from voters heading to the polls to either change the direction of our country or re-elect Republican President Donald Trump. Regardless of who Democrats nominate as our candidate, one question must remain top of mind among party strategists - How do we win back Working-Class Voters? It’s an important question to more»
“A Dangerous Game Of Chicken” - Moody’s Estimates Trump Trade War With China Has Cost 300,000 U.S. Jobs - Tariffs On Imported Chinese Goods ‘Are Paid For By’ U.S. Companies, Not China As President Trump ‘Has Erroneously Claimed’
Published on Monday, December 9, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Moody's Analytics estimates the Trump Administration's Trade War with China has resulted in 300,000 fewer jobs being created in the U.S. and that the figure could rise to 450,000 by year-end if the dispute continues, according to the Economic Research Firm. Moody's Analytics' Chief Economist Mark Zandi said the two countries are more»
Museum Workers Across The Country Are Unionizing & ‘Here’s What’s Driving A Movement That’s Been Years In The Making’
Published on Monday, December 9, 2019 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - “Let us in! Let us in!” chanted a small crowd of Visitor Services Associates who were dressed in black as they stood at the locked gate of the Marciano Art Foundation (MAF) in Los Angeles in early November, at the time the museum normally would have opened to the public. Just days earlier, the austere contemporary more»
Published on Monday, December 9, 2019 in New York State Labor News
(ITHACA, NEW YORK) - After a prolonged era of falling Labor Union interest and participation, it appears Workers’ organizing efforts are gaining momentum, both nationally and locally. A wave of Unionization efforts has appeared in Tompkins County, most notably over the last year or two, which has seen a wide range of Workers from Adjunct Faculty at more»
Onondaga Community College In Syracuse Announces The Launch Of A Machinist Apprenticeship Program ‘To Help Fill The Skills Gap’
Published on Monday, December 9, 2019 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) - An on-the-job Apprenticeship Training Program is about to launch to fill the gaps for a lack of qualified talent in Central New York for Machinists and Toolmakers. Onondaga Community College will partner with two local companies to offer the free training and Mike Metzgar - who serves as the Community College’s Associate Vice more»
Published on Monday, December 9, 2019 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA) - Field Organizers for Vice President Joe Biden's National Presidential Campaign have joined Teamsters Local Union 238 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa - becoming the latest group of Political Workers to gain Union Representation with the Teamsters. Teamsters Local 238 has been at the forefront of organizing Political Workers during the more»
Tentative Four-Year-Deal Between Transport Workers Union Local 100 & The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Comes With Net 9.8% Pay Bump
Published on Monday, December 9, 2019 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York City’s largest Transit Worker Union scored a decent set of pay bumps in a tentative deal that has been reached with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The contract reached between the agency and Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 is a four-year deal that will last into 2023, and comes with a 2% more»
30 More SPoT Coffee Workers Vote To ‘Go Union’ With Workers United In The Buffalo Area, Bringing The Total To 120 New Union Members Who Were Positively Impacted By The High-Profile & Successful Organizing Campaign
Published on Monday, December 9, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CLARENCE & ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK) – A combined 30 SPoT Coffee Workers who are employed at the Buffalo Coffee Chain’s Clarence and Orchard Park locations have voted to Unionize with Workers United, it has been announced. And, SPoT Management has signed on to a Non-Interference Agreement with the new Local of Workers United “and is more»
Published on Friday, December 6, 2019 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican President Donald Trump has built much of his presidency - and his 2020 re-election campaign - around a simple message: Illegal immigration is a national crisis. “Tolerance for illegal immigration is not compassionate,” Trump said in his State of the Union address this year. “It is cruel.” But, more»