Brenner: This is Not a Drill: Labor Braces for the Trump Era

November 18, 2016

“Donald Trump’s win is the gut-punch finale to a surreal election season,” writes Mark Brenner in CounterPunch. “For thousands of rank-and-file activists the outcome is even more bitter after the inspiration and energy stirred up by Bernie Sanders’ […]

GOP Braces for Trump’s $1T Infrastructure Push

November 17, 2016

Republicans in Congress appear ready to embrace President-elect Donald Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure proposal — at least for now. But even the most optimistic lawmakers caution that conservative support for his plan will hinge on […]

Loomis: Union Decline and Trump’s Rise

November 16, 2016

“Hillary Clinton won [Nevada] with the help of the labor movement, and in particular, with the help of Culinary Union, which put on an aggressive campaign to mobilize its 57,000 members to vote for Democrats,” writes Erik Loomis in The Atlantic. “Clinton won by a large margin in Nevada and […]

Harvard, Janitors Deal May Have Ripple Effect

November 16, 2016

In a span of just five months, thousands of low-wage union workers in Greater Boston have racked up victories against powerful institutions and employers, at a time when the discon- tent of the working class shaped the presidential election. […]

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