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Labor Perspective From Noah Smith, Former Assistant Professor Of Finance At Stony Brook (NY) University: ‘Revive’ The Middle Class By ‘Bringing Back’ Unions - A ‘Crippling Flaw’ In A New Deal-Era Law Governing Unions ‘Needs A Rewrite’
Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
If the U.S. is going to make a big dent in Income Inequality and raise living standards for the Middle Class, it’s going to need a multi-pronged approach. Higher taxes and more spending on health care will help. Minimum Wage Laws can raise pay for Workers at the bottom without reducing employment much, but they only benefit a relatively small slice more»
Published on Monday, November 25, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
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U.S. Senators Urge Congress To Pass Legislation Preventing Trump Assault On Federal Labor Unions - Join House Members In Call To Protect Federal Employees’ Union Rights
Published on Sunday, November 24, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) - the largest Federal Employee Union that represents 700,000 Workers in the Federal Government and the Government of the District of Columbia, is echoing a call from 43 U.S. Senators for Congress to take immediate action to prevent the White House from undermining the more»
AFGE Says Draft EEOC Proposal Will Have ‘Chilling Effect’ On Workers Challenging Bias Complaints - Effort To Deny Union Reps Time To Work On Discrimination Complaints ‘Is Part Of Trump Administration Assault On Workers’ Rights’
Published on Friday, November 22, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the Nation’s largest Union representing Federal Workers, says a draft proposal by the Trump Administration seeks to overturn 47 years of legal precedent and could, if it stands, make it harder for Federal Employees and Union Representatives to successfully challenge Workplace more»
NLRB Unions Charge Trump Administration Is ‘Illegally Implementing’ Executive Orders, Federal Workers Stage ‘Rare, Coordinated’ Protest In Response Over What They Say Is ‘Nothing More Than Union-Busting’
Published on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Federal Agency responsible for protecting Private Sector Workers’ Union Rights is engaging in Union Busting against its own Employees, according to Career Staffers who staged a protest earlier this week at National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Members of the NLRB Professional Association and more»
The NLRB ‘Twists The Knife In The Heart Of Unions & Workers’ - A 3-0 Partisan Board ‘Is Set To Steamroll Over Workers’ Rights In 2020’ & Their Future Decisions ‘Are Guaranteed To Become Worse - And Deliberately’
Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - It may be hard to remember, but the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is supposed to ensure the right of Workers to organize and safeguard the stated public policy expounded in the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which favors Collective Bargaining - but under the Trump Administration, the NLRB is going out of its way to attack more»
The Labor Movement Across The Country ‘Needs To Keep A Close Eye On This:’ After Years Of Pursuit, Virginia Democrats ‘Slow-Walk’ Repeal Of Right-To-Work
Published on Monday, November 18, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(RICHMOND, VIRGINIA) - Virginia Democrats, who at long last have legislative majorities and the governorship, are having second thoughts about repealing the state’s Right-To-Work (for less) Law, according to activists on both sides of the Labor issue. “A lot of legislators want to slow-walk their way into repeal while we want to forge more»
The Trump ‘Attack On Organized Labor Continues:’ The VA Issues Eviction Notices To Unions At Its Facilities - Unions Can Keep Office Space ‘If’ They Pay Their ‘Fair Share,’ VA Says As It Implements Trump's Executive Orders
Published on Sunday, November 17, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Veterans Affairs (VA) Department will evict Unions that have office space in agency facilities or force them to pay rent by early next year, as the VA begins implementing Executive Orders issued by Republican President Donald Trump. The department will also severely restrict the Unions’ ability to conduct representational more»
Published on Friday, November 15, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Unemployment Rate stands at 3.6%, initial claims for Unemployment Insurance are at their lowest levels in 50 years, and hourly wages - particularly for the lowest earners, seem to be going up. Headline numbers can hardly look better. Is there any reason to doubt that Workers are doing great? Many years ago Warren Buffett walked more»
‘We’re All Scabs Now Amid The Rise Of A New’ Labor Movement - The ‘Classic Insult’ Is Going Mainstream & The Word ‘Scab’ Has Become ‘A Very On-Line Left Insult’
Published on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
When it comes to coping with the degradations of late capitalism, nothing beats a meticulous skin care regimen - specifically: scrubbing out Scabs. Yep, the epithet “Scab” is back - and more reviled than ever. The magnifying mirror is out and we’re all gazing at the mangy pelt of our workforce without mercy. Publicly refusing to more»
The National AFL-CIO Launches A Website Highlighting Union Member Candidates & Elected Officials - In The 2018 Mid-Terms Alone, 964 Union Members Across The U.S. Were Elected To Public Office ‘At All Levels’ Of Government
Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On November 5th, more than 300 Union Members were elected to office nationwide, adding to the 984 who were elected in last year’s Mid-Term Elections, according to the National AFL-CIO. And in response to the growing support of Labor Candidates, the National AFL-CIO has launched a new website highlighting Union Members running for more»
Despite What Trump Promised, The New NAFTA ‘Won’t Protect’ Workers’ Rights - New United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement ‘Repeats Disasters’ Of The Original Agreement
Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to get rid of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and once in office he killed Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - but neither of those trade policies was worth mourning. However, now Trump’s produced a “renegotiated” NAFTA - the United more»
Remember - It’s ‘Very Important Who You Vote For:’ Thanks To The Trump Tax Cuts And Lower Interest Rates, The Richest 1% ‘Is Close To Amassing As Much Wealth As The Entire’ Middle Class
Published on Monday, November 11, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The wealth gap in the U.S. continues to widen, with the Top 1% of Americans close to amassing more wealth than the entire Middle Class, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve, Bloomberg reports. Part of that growing divide is fueled by Republican President Donald Trump’s tax cuts and his relentless drive for lower interest rates. The more»
Did You Notice? Despite the Fact The Mainstream Media ‘Isn’t Reporting It, There’s A National Labor Uprising Happening Right Now’ Across The U.S.
Published on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
As the National Press Corps fixates on the coming and goings of Republican President Donald Trump as if it were the only story, the American Labor Movement is rising up, informed by almost a half-century of wage suppression made possible by unchecked corporate greed that’s turned our economy into a pyramid scheme where all the wealth drifts to the more»
If You Think Trump ‘Is For Workers, Then Think Again’ - Here’s How The Chamber Of Commerce’s Agenda ‘Rules’ At The Trump NLRB & ‘How It Hurts’ Workers
Published on Thursday, November 7, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In early 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce put out its Top 10 Wish List for changes it wanted to see at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). It took a little while for the NLRB to get going on the Chamber’s agenda, because Republican President Donald Trump’s corporate appointees needed to get confirmed by the Senate. more»
The Economic Policy Institute Says Trump’s Majority On The National Labor Relations Board Is ‘Systematically Dismantling’ Workers’ Protections
Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Just about the only Worker protection the Trump-named Republican National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) majority hasn’t successfully banned, yet, is Scabby the Rat – but it’s not for lack of trying. NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb, its top enforcement officer, wants to trap and kill Scabby too, the Economic Policy more»
Trump Repeals OSHA Safety Standards - New Rule ‘Will Hide Accident & Injury Reports Allowing Bad Bosses To Continue Unsafe Practices’
Published on Tuesday, November 5, 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 Trump Administration’s new rule returns injury reports back into the darkness of corporate filing cabinets and makes it much more difficult for regulators and Safe more»
Published on Monday, November 4, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - “Proud to make America work” is not just AFGE’s pretty slogan - it represents who we are as a Union representing generations of Federal Workers who join public service to make a difference in the lives of their fellow Americans. Whether it’s those moved to service by President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring more»
Published on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Two National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Members have signaled their interest in reconsidering long-standing precedent that can make employer surveillance of Union Activity unlawful - even if the Employees don’t know they’ve been observed. NLRB Chairman John Ring and Member Marvin Kaplan mentioned revisiting that case law more»
Teamsters Leader Says President Trump “Could Have Done More For Us” - James Hoffa Has Been A ‘Vocal Supporter’ Of Trump’s Trade Moves, But Says The President “Hasn’t Delivered” For Union Members
Published on Friday, November 1, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In January 2017, James Hoffa had plenty of kind things to say about Republican President Donald Trump. The Teamsters’ top leader appeared on television during Trump’s first days in office to say the new President was doing “amazing things,” particularly by bucking GOP orthodoxy on trade deals. But now, two more»
“Trump Lied:” UAW Union Leader Slams Republican President's ‘Unkept Promise’ To Bring GM Factory Back To Lordstown, Ohio
Published on Thursday, October 31, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(LORDSTOWN, OHIO) – A local Union Leader in Lordstown, Ohio is slamming Republican President Donald Trump in comments made to CNN earlier this week, saying Trump had "lied" and could not be trusted. Despite a recent deal between Unionized Factory Workers and General Motors (GM), the auto manufacturer has kept its Lordstown plant shuttered, forcing more»
Always Remembers ‘That It’s Important Who You Vote For:’ Trump’s NLRB ‘Just Quietly Ruled’ To Make Union Pickets ‘Illegal’
Published on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - An all-Republican panel of Republican President Donald Trump’s National Labor Relation Board (NLRB) recently ruled that Janitors in San Francisco violated the law when they picketed in front of their workplace to win higher wages, better working conditions and freedom from sexual harassment in their workplace. The ruling could more»
Are You A Working Person Who Voted For Trump? Then Read This: Here’s How Trump’s ‘Waged His War On Workers’
Published on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
When it comes to wowing Workers, Donald Trump is an absolute magician. Through some mysterious sorcery, he has convinced millions of American Workers that he is their true friend, fighting hard for them, even though he and his appointees have taken one Anti-Worker action after another- in fact, dozens of them. Yes, it is perplexing to many of us that so more»
The ‘Secret’ Memo: How The Trump Administration - Which Sees Unions ‘As Enemies To Be Wiped Out’ - ‘Plans To End’ Collective Bargaining In Government
Published on Monday, October 28, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Unions are a cornerstone of our Democracy and Middle Class. As a Government Employee Union, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) works hard to make sure Federal Workers are treated fairly so that they can focus on serving the American people. Happy Employees are good for business, the government and the American more»
CWA Board Votes To Make Passing The PRO Act To Build Worker Power ‘A Litmus Test’ For 2020 Candidate Endorsements
Published on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Citing the importance and urgency of building Worker Power, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Executive Board has voted unanimously to make supporting the Protecting the Right to Organizing (PRO) Act a litmus test for 2020 incumbent political candidates to receive a CWA endorsement. "If a sitting Member of Congress or a more»
“It’s A Solution In Search Of A Problem:” AFGE Criticizes GOP Senators Introduction Of A Bill To Relocate Major Federal Agencies Outside Of D.C. – 90% Of Positions In 10 Departments Would Be Moved To Economically Distressed Areas
Published on Friday, October 25, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Two Republican U.S. Senators introduced legislation this week that would require many large Federal Agencies to relocate from Washington, D.C., to areas throughout the country with struggling economies. Senators Josh Hawley (Republican-Missouri) and Marsha Blackburn (Republican-Tennessee) introduced the Helping Infrastructure more»
Published on Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The number of striking Workers ballooned to nearly 500,000 in 2018, up from about 25,000 in 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) - which is the largest number of people who have walked out on work since the mid-1980s. As employment numbers have rapidly risen over the 10-year expansion, wages have struggled to keep up - and as the Labor more»
Get Educated: From The American Federation Of Government Employees, The ‘Secret’ White House Memo - ‘Inside ‘Trump’s Plan To ‘Destroy’ Unions
Published on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A leaked White House memo, as first reported by The New York Times and then obtained by POLITICO, outlines Republican President Donald Trump’s plans to destroy Public and Private Sector Unions, get rid of Worker Protections, cripple Workers’ ability to organize, and increase profits for Corporate Special Interests. This more»
In Michigan Steel Towns, Trump Tariffs Aimed At Reviving The Industry Ends Up Costing Jobs - U.S. Steel Lays Off Workers Amid Sagging Demand From Automakers Reeling From Higher Steel Prices
Published on Monday, October 21, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(ECORSE/RIVER ROUGE, MICHIGAN) - Some Steelworkers who cheered Republican President Donald Trump’s tariffs on foreign steel last year are now being laid off, an unintended consequence of his America First policy as United States Steel Corporation reacts to sagging demand from automakers reeling from higher steel prices. Steel prices rallied following more»
Tell Congress: ‘Put The Power In The Hands Of Workers’ - Support The PRO Act, A ‘Crucial Step Toward Restoring’ Workers’ Rights On The Job
Published on Friday, October 18, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The ability of Working People to join together to negotiate with their employer for higher wages and better working conditions is a fundamental right - but for decades that right has been eroding, as employers exploit weaknesses in the law and interfere with Workers’ Rights - and face no real consequences for doing so. The result more»
The American Federation Of Government Employees ‘Mourns The Loss’ Of Civil Rights Icon & U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings - AFGE National President Says Cummings Was An “American Hero”
Published on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is mourning the loss of Civil Rights Icon and U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings - AFGE National President J. David Cox, Sr. said Cummings was an “American Hero.” In a released statement, Cox said: “Congressman Cummings was an American Hero who embraced his more»
Trump ‘Turns Back The Clock’ In America’s Meat Plants - The President Is’ Loosening Rules That Protect Workers & Consumers Alike’
Published on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
It was more than a century ago that Upton Sinclair went undercover in Chicago’s stockyards, resulting in his reported novel The Jungle. A blood-splattered portrait of the American Meatpacking Industry, it documented the misery and filth of the city’s slaughterhouses, where miserable Workers churned out cuts of rotten meat in treacherous, more»
SAG-AFTRA Convention ‘Unanimously Approves’ Press Freedom Resolution Aimed At President Donald Trump
Published on Monday, October 14, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - More than 400 delegates to Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists’ (SAG-AFTRA) Biennial Convention that just wrapped up in Los Angeles unanimously passed a resolution in support of a “free and unencumbered press.” The resolution appears to be aimed directly at Republican more»
Social Security COLA For 2020: You Can ‘Blame’ The Bureau Of Labor Statistics & The Department Of Labor For A Change In Your Payments
Published on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced its 2020 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) and here’s how the SSA estimates 2020’s average monthly payments will change: The increase affects almost 69 million people, according to the SSA, and will begin for more than 63 million Social Security beneficiaries in January more»
Now That Janus Has Failed, Alaska’s Anti-Public Services Governor Is Resorting To ‘Dirty Tricks’ Aimed At His State’s Public Service Workers
Published on Friday, October 11, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(JUNEAU, ALASKA) - The U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus decision in 2018 was a challenge without precedent for Workers and their Unions in the Public Sector, but it’s made one thing clear: Public Service Workers – including, and especially, Members of American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) – are sticking more»
Trump’s ‘Bait & Switch” Assault on Labor – ‘With The Help’ Of The U.S. Supreme Court, The NLRB, His Executive Orders & Deregulation, Trump ‘Has Launched A Multifaceted Assault On The Labor Movement’
Published on Thursday, October 10, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – “I know these people well, you wouldn’t believe it. I know them too well. I know them too well. They cost me a lot of money. I spent a lot of money, but I love them, and they’re great, and their people are fantastic. And it’s time that we give you the level playing field you deserve.” This kind more»
Published on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Federal Agencies have been told to carry out Trump Administration directives aimed at restricting the role of Unions in the Federal workplace and giving agencies the maximum discretion in taking disciplinary actions against Employees, now that a court ban against many of those policies has been lifted. The policies “are in full more»
Are You A Union Member Who Voted For Trump? Then You Need To Read This: POLITICO Gets Ahold Of A White House Memo That Details A ‘Divide-And-Conquer’ Labor Strategy
Published on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A senior White House Labor Adviser encouraged President Donald Trump to eliminate all job protections for Federal Workers and a requirement that federal contractors provide Paid Sick Leave for employees, according to an internal memo obtained by POLITICO. The document, written in 2017 by James Sherk, a White House Domestic Policy Aide more»
Published on Monday, October 7, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A slowdown in U.S. manufacturing is hitting jobs in states that flipped to Donald Trump in the 2016 election and that will be key to the Republican President’s re-election prospects in 2020. Trump is telling voters across the country that the economy is booming and jobs are growing, but the blow to factory employment is more more»
After More Than A Year Of ‘Tense” Negotiations, The American Federation of Government Employees Reaches A New Collective Bargaining Agreement With The Social Security Administration
Published on Sunday, October 6, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - After more than a year of tense negotiations, the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) have finally reached an agreement on a new six-year contract. The new agreement, which SSA Management and AFGE Representatives signed late last week, settles months of disagreements between more»
Under Trump, Discrimination Complaints & Firing Of Disabled Federal Workers Rises - Government Fired 2,626 Disabled Employees In 2017, A 24% ‘Increase Over 2016’
Published on Friday, October 4, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Trump Administration says it's creating jobs and opportunities for people with disabilities across the country, but critics say that's not always true for those working for the Federal Government. "There ‘isn't any real leadership on disability issues in the Trump Administration,’" said Curt Decker, the Executive more»
Agencies May Now Enforce Trump’s Controversial Workforce Orders - An Expired Court Injunction Clears The Way For The Administration To Significantly Curtail The Power Of Federal Employee Unions
Published on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Federal Agencies are now free to implement three controversial Executive Orders signed by Republican President Trump in 2018 aimed at limiting the power of Employee Unions. A court injunction against the orders was lifted this week, a week after a Federal Appeals Court declined to rehear a case brought by the Unions. The three more»
'Eye-Popping' Analysis Shows Top 1% Gained $21 Trillion In Wealth Since 1989 While Bottom Half Lost $900 Billion - "The Top One Percent Owns Nearly $30 Trillion Of Assets While The Bottom Half Owns Less Than Nothing"
Published on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Adding to the mountain of statistical evidence showing the severity of U.S. inequality, an analysis published late last week found that the top 1% of Americans gained $21 trillion in wealth since 1989 - while the bottom 50% lost $900 billion. Matt Bruenig, founder of the Left-Wing Think Tank People's Policy Project, broke down the Federal Reserve's more»
A ‘Clever Way To Show Worker Solidarity:’ AFGE Cancels ‘Shorts Day’ Protest, But Votes To Take Legal Action After The Social Security Administration Threatens To Discipline Employees
Published on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – A Union Leader at the Social Security Administration (SSA) recently came up with a clever way for Employees to show solidarity as his team began a week of contract talks with agency leadership on Monday: Wear shorts to signify how management is “short changing” Workers and customers. Ralph Dejuliis, who is President more»
Published on Monday, September 30, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - By a 26-to21 party-line vote taken last week, the Democratic-run House Education and Labor Committee passed the Protect the Right to Organize (Pro) Act, the most-comprehensive Pro-Worker rewrite of U.S. Labor Law in decades. The measure, co-written by top Lawmakers and Union Legislative Representatives, would restore many of the more»
Published on Sunday, September 29, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Administrative Law Judge Amita Baman Tracy found that CEO Elon Musk violated National Labor Laws when he implied via tweet that Tesla Workers who Unionized would have to give up their company stock options. Tesla must reimburse Workers and hold a public meeting at its Assembly Plant in Fremont, California explaining how it broke labor laws after unfairly more»
‘Bad News’ For Organized Labor: Senate Confirms Anti-Union/Anti-Worker Attorney Eugene Scalia As Trump’s New Labor Secretary – National AFL-CIO Says “We Will Not Forget This Betrayal By The Trump Administration”
Published on Friday, September 27, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Republican-led Senate on Thursday (September 26th) confirmed Anti-Union/Anti-Worker Attorney Eugene Scalia, a son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as President Donald Trump’s new Labor Secretary. The Senate voted along party lines, 53-to-44, to approve Scalia’s nomination. Republicans said his more»
Published on Thursday, September 26, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Federal Employee Unions staged a protest outside the U.S. Capitol building earlier this week to combat what they called the Trump Administration’s sustained efforts to weaken Labor Unions and damage the rights of Federal Employees. The protesters included members of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the more»
Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins ‘Casts Deciding Vote To Advance’ Nomination Of Anti-Union/Union-Buster Eugene Scalia, GOP President Trump’s Pick To Lead The U.S. Department Of Labor
Published on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins of Maine cast the deciding vote to advance the nomination of Anti-Union Eugene Scalia, GOP President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Department of Labor. Collins voted along with the other Republican members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee - more»
Labor Perspective From National American Federation Of Government Employees President J. David Cox, Senior: Federal Workers ‘Will Flood’ Washington Today ‘To Resist’ Trump’s War on Unions
Published on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Nearly every week there’s a new press report on how the Trump Administration is trying to undermine the Public Servants who are entrusted to carry out our most critical government programs and policies. There are far too many examples to list, but here are some of the more egregious examples: The White House is seeking to dismantle the Federal more»