Trump Shrugs Off Contradictions from Cabinet Picks

January 15, 2017

“As I meet members of the Cabinet I’m puzzled because many of them sound reasonable,” said Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat. “Far more reasonable than their president.” Senator Jeff Sessions, picked for attorney general […]

Thousands Rally to Resist GOP Health Law Repeal Drive

January 15, 2017

Labor unions were a strong presence at the demonstration in a parking lot at Macomb Community College in the Detroit suburb of Warren, where some people carried signs saying “Save our Health Care.” Lisa Bible, 55, of Bancroft, Michigan, said she […]

Foes Marshal Evidence Against Labor Secretary Nominee

January 15, 2017

With the Senate confirmation hearing looming for Andrew Puzder, the fast-food magnate whom Republican President-elect Donald Trump nominated to be Secretary of Labor, foes of the Puzder selection are marshaling evidence to try to convince […]

Trump Meets with Top Labor Leader

January 15, 2017

While AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka declared he was ready to work with Trump and his new administration in a post-election statement, he’s remained critical of what he sees as Trump’s go-at-it-alone approach. Trumka blasted Trump during the campaign, calling him an “anti-American bigot” in March. […]

California Farm Labor Board Chairman Quits in Anger

January 15, 2017

William Gould IV, California Governor Jerry Brown’s appointee to lead the board charged with protecting the rights of the state’s farmworkers, announced his resignation Friday, accusing the state bureaucracy of stalling one of his key proposals. […]

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