President-elect Donald Trump is famous for firing workers; it’s part of his brand. He has taken this to the next level in a pattern of attacking ordinary people for doing their jobs. This behavior runs contrary to his promise to be a president for working people. His rhetoric has inspired real and serious threats, and […]
Month: December 2016
President-elect Donald Trump selected D-List fast food CEO Andy Puzder to head up the Labor Department. AFL-CIO and other working family advocates condemned the appointment of Puzder, who runs Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. Puzder’s nomination shows Trump is backing away from his promise to represent all working people.
On Saturday, Dec. 10, we lost America’s premier labor negotiator, William Julian Usery Jr. He died in Eatonton, Georgia. He was 92. Usery has forgotten more about collective bargaining than most people will ever know. He understood deep in his veins how essential collective bargaining is to the American economy. He was a good man, […]
The vast majority of Americans, no matter their candidate of choice, voted to rewrite the economic rules that have for too long left working people weaker and poorer. When it comes to the economic security of our families and communities, one of the most important decisions every incoming president must make is choosing who will […]
In a huge victory graduate workers at Columbia gave a booming #gradunionyes. This after the university denied even recognizing their graduate teaching and research assistants as workers. Yes, not only are graduate workers at Columbia workers, but more importantly, now they are organized workers. It is the FIRST win for a graduate worker union at a […]