Union Membership Hits New Low

January 26, 2017

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said just 10.7 percent of American workers were members of labor unions in 2016, down from 11.1 percent the previous year, and down from 20.1 percent in 1983, the first year the bureau collected union statistics. “These numbers bear out a trend that’s been underway for years […]

Trump Meets with Labor Leaders at White House

January 23, 2017

President Donald Trump is telling union leaders that he is redoing the nation’s trade deals “to put a lot of people back to work.” Trump convened a meeting of about a dozen labor leaders Monday at the White House. […]

Jacobin: Labor’s Narrow Window

January 11, 2017

“We do have a critical weapon here: we know what’s coming,” writes Dave Kamper in Jacobin. “We know exactly what is going to happen to the working class under President Trump: an assault on worker rights the likes of which we have never seen. But we also know this: the American labor movement will […]

EPI: Puzder Fails Every Test for a Labor Secretary

December 9, 2016

“Puzder, who makes millions as a low-wage employer, fails every test for a Labor Secretary,” writes Ross Eisenberry for The Economic Policy Institute. “DOL’s mission is to improve the wages and working conditions of working Americans, but Puzder […]

Breitbart Rips Trump’s Labor Pick

December 9, 2016

Donald Trump on Thursday faced criticism over his labor secretary pick from an unlikely source: Breitbart News, a right-wing media organization that championed Trump’s presidential candidacy. The criticisms mark a departure for the site that staunchly supported Trump’s presidential candidacy and […]

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