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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Betrayed: Steelworkers Say They’re ‘Worse Off’ Because Of Trump

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. Donald Trump never tires of taking credit for President Barack Obama’s economy — even if most Americans disagree — but the promises he made to “forgotten” Americans have been nothing but failures. One group that has been particularly hurt by Trump’s broken promises is steelworkers, whom Trump has repeatedly and ostentatiously shafted. Trump […]

January 17, 2018
Labor Department, Trickle down economics

Trump Picks Opponent Of Higher Minimum Wage For Labor Department

Puzder frequently argues that higher minimum wages would hurt workers by forcing restaurants to close, and praises the benefits of automation in the fast-food industry.

December 8, 2016

Trump Targets Another Indiana Company, Draws Sanders’ Criticism

Donald Trump drew a rebuke from Bernie Sanders on Saturday, after turning his attention to another Indiana company planning a move to Mexico.

December 4, 2016
Trump, headline, Carrier

Donald Trump Congratulates Himself During ‘Thank You’ Tour

In the run-up to his Jan. 20 swearing in as president, Trump is expected to tour cities in swing states, like Ohio, that contributed to his shocking election victory on Nov. 8.

December 2, 2016
Pence to lead Trump's White House transition team

Read The Fine Print: Carrier Deal Is Not A Permanent Solution

Undisclosed incentives played a large role in the deal. The company still plans to close a factory in Huntington, Indiana, that employs 700 people making controls for heating, cooling and refrigeration and move the jobs to Mexico by 2018.

December 1, 2016

Sanders To Trump: Use Defense Contracts As Leverage For Carrier Jobs

Sanders said he would soon introduce legislation that would prevent companies that outsource from receiving federal contracts, grants and loans, and force companies that outsource jobs to pay a penalty tax and pay back tax breaks.

November 26, 2016
Will Trump save manufacturing jobs in the U.S.

The Story That Will Expose Trump’s Phony Trade Talk

Trump boasted he would make the Carrier cry uncle if they tried to move to Mexico: “I’ll get a call from the head of Carrier and he’ll say, Mr. President, we’ve decided to stay in the United States. That’s what’s going to happen—100 percent.” Will he follow through on this promise?

November 16, 2016

#EndorseThis: ‘The Daily Show’ Takes On Trump’s Relations With Workers

As The Daily Show’s Ronny Chieng showed in a segment last night, Trump’s support among working class voters is far from universal — and for good reason.

August 16, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump looks at the crowd while addressing The Faith and Freedom Coalition's "Road To Majority" conference in Washington, U.S., June 10, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Trump’s Corporate Targets Face Tricky Task In Fending Off His Attacks

All of them were presented with a dilemma that’s familiar to the presumptive nominee’s many vanquished Republican rivals: Should they engage with a possible future president known for holding a grudge, possibly inviting more wrath, or should they lie low and risk allowing Trump to define them and to push policies they deem harmful?

June 11, 2016