AP Fact Check: Trump Again Out of His Lane on Auto Jobs

April 12, 2017

President Donald Trump claimed direct credit for Toyota’s new investment in a Kentucky plant, calling it new evidence of economic improvement in a White House discussion with CEOs. The company says the move was planned long before Trump […]

Greenhouse: Unions That Like Trump

April 9, 2017

“He’s fought against unions,” said Chuck Jones, according to Steven Greenhouse in The New York Times. “He’s filled his cabinet with big-business people.” Jones is president of the steelworkers local in Indianapolis and was a target of the president’s Twitter wrath after he said Trump had exaggerated the number of […]

Holloway: Jobs That Are Being Outsourced Under Trump

April 5, 2017

“Again and again on the campaign trail, Donald Trump made promises he couldn’t keep, playing on the ignorance of his base and revealing his own glaring misunderstanding of policy,” writes Kali Holloway in In These Times. “The GOP candidate […]

Trump Kills Second of Two Obama-Era Worker-Safety Rules

April 4, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule sought to assert the agency’s authority to issue citations and levy fines to companies that fail to record illnesses, injuries and deaths that date back as far as five years. The rule was adopted in […]

Coal Mining Jobs Trump Would Bring Back No Longer Exist

March 30, 2017

In Decatur, Illinois, far from the coal mines of Appalachia, Caterpillar engineers are working on the future of mining: mammoth haul trucks that drive themselves. The trucks have no drivers, not even remote operators. Instead, the 850,000- […]

Democrats Consider Alternatives to TrumpCare

March 28, 2017

“The failure of Trumpcare to pass the House on Friday was a devastating defeat for both the nascent administration and the GOP,” writes Miles Kampf-Lassin in In These Times. “For seven years, Republicans railed against Obamacare, promising to […]

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