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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:39 pm 
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All irony and sarcasm deeply intended. :roll:

Trump is about to make America much crueler to unionized workers
Union busters are going to win so much they get sick of winning.
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Since Election Day, unions have lived on borrowed time. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which has exclusive authority over many key questions of labor law, is still controlled by Democrats — thus shielding workers and their unions from attacks that became far likelier the moment Donald Trump was declared the winner of the 2016 election.

But this period of interregnum is about to end. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) began the process of confirming the first of Trump’s two nominees to the NLRB on Monday. When both nominees sit on the Board, a swift rollback of union rights is likely.

As soon as this week, the Senate is likely to vote on Marvin Kaplan, the first of these two nominees. A former GOP Hill staffer, Kaplan drafted legislation—strongly supported by business lobby groups—which would have made it easier for employers to fight unionization campaigns.

Trump’s other nominee, William Emanuel, is a veteran management-side lawyer who touts his “particular expertise with laws concerning union access to the private property of employers.” He’s also filed briefs in three cases claiming that employers can force workers to waive their right to bring class actions and similar lawsuits.

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Workers of the world ... stop being conned by this conman.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:23 am 
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Sad how our forefathers working hard labor fought and died for human rights. The battle never ends.

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Keep on Truckin’ — No, Seriously Trump Wants You To

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The Trump administration has rolled back sleep and safety regulations for one of the most dangerous jobs in the country.........

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The NLRB is where the work is done for or against labor that no one sees. When we have a Republican administration, they always put nasty anti-union folks in that try to obliterate workers. We had eight years with Bush. It was very tough.

But here's the thing - when we have a Democratic administration, we don't get the opposite, where they open the candy store. The people they put in don't always side with the worker, either. They usually come down on both sides, and you'll often lose at the NLRB. But at least is seems like a fair fight.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:13 pm 
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the Age of Acquiescence by Steve Fraser.

hey, but don't worry. once people are laid off they can work on their brand.

christ, we are stupid.

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Poll: Trump support among union members has fallen 15 points
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/38 ... -in-a-year

President Trump's support among America's union workers has dropped 15 points in just a year, according to a Reuters–Ipsos poll released Friday.

The president enjoyed an all-time high of more than 60 percent support among union workers in the same poll last March, an unusually strong number for a Republican.

But his support among the demographic has dropped steadily nearly every month since then, Reuters reports, despite his pursuit of trade tariffs that labor unions have traditionally supported.

Trump's support among union workers now sits at 47 percent, down from its all-time high of 62 percent, according to the poll. April numbers have not yet been released.

A graph released by Reuters notes that Trump tended to win union supporters in areas of the country, such as the Southwest and the Carolinas, where union workers make up a smaller percentage of the overall workforce.

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TRUMP TAX PLAN NOT BOOSTING PAYCHECKS, VOTERS TELL POLLSTER

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A new poll shows that the majority of American voters haven't noticed an increase in their paychecks because of the Republican tax cuts, which went into effect this January.

The Politico and Morning Consult poll reported that 55 percent of respondents had not noticed any jumps in their paychecks over the “the past several weeks.” About 22 percent had noticed an increase, and 23 percent weren't sure. In February, only 51 percent of those surveyed said their paychecks had not increased.

In reality, many Americans saw a bit more money in their checks in February because of the tax plan. For single people making between $46,000 and $162,000, their bi-weekly paychecks were estimated to increase by roughly $40 to $190.

“We estimate that 90 percent of wage earners will experience an increase in their take home pay,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in January. “These tax cuts will ensure that American workers are able to keep more of their hard earned income and decide how to spend, invest or save it.”............

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most poor people dont make $46,000 a year

Unemployment rate hits new low for the recovery, but for the wrong reasons

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The big news in this morning’s jobs report is that the unemployment rate edged down to 3.9 percent, the first time it has gone below 4.0 percent since 2000. Unfortunately, this dip was accompanied by a fall in labor force participation. In other words, it fell for the “wrong” reasons—not because of a surge in the number of people getting jobs, but because of a rise in the number of people out of the labor force. Both the labor force participation rate and the employment-to-population ratio ticked down 0.1 percentage points.

Turning to the payroll survey, the economy added 164,000 jobs last month. All told, average monthly job creation over the past year is 190,000. After a higher-than-expected February and a lower-than-expected March.........


wonder how these people will vote or if they will vote

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most poor people dont make $46,000 a year

Unemployment rate hits new low for the recovery, but for the wrong reasons



wonder how these people will vote or if they will vote

Anyone remember when Obama was president and the unemployment rate was falling? Out conservative "friends" said it wasn't because more people got jobs but because people were leaving the labor market.

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