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  • 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.
  • Rank And File Union Members In The Rust Belt Propelled Trump To The White House

    11/14/2016 5:35:08 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/14/2016 | Ted Goodman
    Tuesday’s election results sent shock waves across the globe after voters selected President-elect Donald Trump as the 45th president — but the results may not have been as surprising to America’s rust belt. Trump’s message on jobs, trade and the economy resonated in battleground states that turned red for the first time in decades. Trump was able to take in a good number of rank and file union members who usually vote Democrat, even though many union leaders threw support behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Clinton still beat Trump by eight points among union households, but that number...
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead, Schumer tells labor leaders

    11/10/2016 11:40:33 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/10/2016 | Mike DeBonis
    The Senate’s soon-to-be top Democrat told labor leaders Thursday that the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade deal at the center of President Obama’s “pivot” to strengthen ties with key Asian allies, will not be ratified by Congress. That remark from Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is expected to be the incoming Senate minority leader, came as good news to the AFL-CIO executive council, which met Thursday in Washington. Schumer relayed statements Republican congressional leaders had made to him, according to an aide who confirmed the remarks. Obama’s signature global trade deal had been on life support for months as both...
  • Blue-Collar Wave In Midwest States Could Carry Donald Trump To Oval Office

    11/07/2016 7:24:01 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 7, 2016 | Neil Munro
    Silver’s analysis shows Trump has gained 6 points over Romney in Ohio and Iowa, and has closed the gap with Hillary Clinton down to almost error-margin levels in crucial Michigan and Pennsylvania. That midwestern success is what gives Trump a one-third chance of winning the election, said Silver. “Clinton underperforming Obama’s 2012 forecast by *4 points* in the Midwest. That’s a major liability,” he tweeted. On Sunday night, according to RealClearPolitics’s average of polls, Clinton was ahead of Trump in Pennsylvania by just 2.4 points (46 percent to 43.6 percent), and ahead in Michigan by 4.7 points (44.7 percent to...
  • AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Visits Ohio to Rally Working People Against Donald Trump

    11/06/2016 11:09:39 AM PST · by mdittmar · 29 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 11/04/2016 | Kenneth Quinnell
    Ohio is an important swing state in next week's presidential election, and if Donald Trump fails to win the state, his path toward victory is very narrow. That's why AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was in the state making sure that working people know how important their vote is. Here is some of the media coverage of Trumka's visit:Toledo Blade: "Before volunteers spent their time canvassing local neighborhoods to urge those to vote, which consisted of two three-hour shifts, Mr. Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), stopped by in support of Hillary Clinton...
  • Clinton Surrogate Told Supporters Clinton Planned to Betray Labor on TPP (WikiLeaks)

    11/06/2016 10:19:05 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 2, 2016 | Bill McMorris
    The Clinton campaign privately fumed that one of its surrogates told supporters that Hillary Clinton planned to betray labor groups by adopting the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal after the election, according to emails published by WikiLeaks. Labor Outreach Director Nikki Budzinski told senior campaign advisers on November 3, 2015 that labor leaders were complaining to her about Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D., Texas). The congresswoman, an early Clinton supporter, privately told supporters that Clinton had no intention of opposing the TPP free trade deal once she was president, according to a memo circulated by Budzinski after a meeting with AFL-CIO...
  • Democratic Pollster Celinda Lake Tells Union Workers To Lie To Voters

    10/31/2016 12:54:46 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Project Veritas via Youtube ^ | 08/31/16 | James O'Keefe
    In this video, Democratic pollster Celinda Lake encourages union workers to lie to voters on specific issues because the Democrats are behind the Republicans at the moment and are "in trouble." Lake was a general consultant for Bill Clinton and has since worked with the DNC, AFL-CIO, Planned Parenthood, Joe Biden, and Nancy Pelosi.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSFiwA2P914  
  • Government workers shun Trump, give big money to Clinton

    10/26/2016 8:27:36 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    thehill ^ | 10/26/16 | Jonathan Swan
    Federal government employees are opening their wallets to help Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump on Nov. 8. Of the roughly $2 million that federal workers from 14 agencies spent on presidential politics by the end of September, about $1.9 million, or 95 percent, went to the Democratic nominee’s campaign, according to an analysis by The Hill. ADVERTISEMENT Employees at all the agencies analyzed, without exception, are sending their campaign contributions overwhelmingly to Clinton over her Republican counterpart. Several agencies, such as the State Department, which Clinton once led, saw more than 99 percent of contributions going to Clinton.
  • Massive Voter Fraud Could Determine the Election

    10/15/2016 12:53:42 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 41 replies
    Independant Sentinal ^ |  October 12, 2016 | S. Noble
    Project Veritas used a hidden camera to uncover the not very well-kept secret that there is massive voter fraud in the U.S. In the video, NYC Democratic Commissioner of the Board of Elections Alan Schulkin is caught on hidden camera at a United Federation of Teachers holiday party admitting that there is widespread voter fraud in New York City.
  • Working Women Deserve Better Than Trump’s Sexism

    10/07/2016 4:04:19 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 69 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 10/07/2016 | Liz Shuler & Maria Elena Durazo
    At last week's presidential debate, America’s working women got a front-row seat to Donald Trump’s sexism. He repeatedly interrupted Hillary Clinton, a phenomenon too many working women can relate to, and repeated his claims that she doesn’t have the "presidential look" it takes to lead the United States. It seems like every day a new story from Trump’s past reveals more misogyny. Take the latest story out of his golf club in Palos Verdes, Calif., where Trump urged staff to fire unattractive hostesses and only hire "beautiful women."But it is his horrific, ongoing treatment of Alicia Machado that has captured...
  • National Education Association Launches Campaign to Highlight the Trump Effect as Bullying Increases

    10/03/2016 5:12:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 73 replies
    National Education Association ^ | October 3, 2016 | National Education Association
    Educators Discuss How Trump’s Hate-Filled Words are Harming Our Children WASHINGTON - October 03, 2016 - Today the National Education Association announced the launch of a digital and direct mail campaign to raise awareness about the harmful effects of Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric on America’s schoolchildren. Joined by Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Ohio educator Joy Bock, NEA President Lily Eskelsen García discussed the consequences of Trump’s divisive and derogatory comments in classrooms across the country during a tele-briefing this afternoon.Educators, counselors and experts on bullying joined together on Monday to participate in events in the key battleground states...
  • Hillary Clinton Shouts at Camera: ‘Why Aren’t I 50 Points Ahead’ of Donald Trump?

    09/22/2016 11:42:51 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 122 replies
    Breitbart ^ | SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton sent a passionate video message to the Laborers’ International Union of North America, demanding that they help get the message out about Donald Trump. She pointed out that she was against “Right To Work” and appeared upset that Trump was gaining in the polls despite his record of supporting it. “Having said all this, ‘Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?’ you might ask,” she said, highlighting Trump’s anti-Labor union stance. “Nobody should be fooled,” she said. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EyoKB3ZHSc