Here’s the State of the Union from a union perspective:
Over the past two years, the Trump administration has overseen a wide-ranging and deeply harmful assault on the rights, dignities and livelihoods of working people.
Here are just a few of the president’s worst anti-worker actions:
He’s denied a pay check to 40% of the federal workforce through the longest government shutdown in history.
Jammed through massive corporate tax cuts on the backs of working people, encouraging further outsourcing and automation.
And derailed the Department of Labor’s overtime rule, blocking millions of workers from receiving a pay raise.
Trump has also proposed widespread cuts to health care, stacked the National Labor Relations Board with union-busting corporate lawyers, and made workplaces more dangerous by rolling back important federal safety regulations.
The good news is that working people across the country are fighting back, and winning, and that’s a state of the union we can all get behind.
On today’s labor calendar, tune in at 1 o’clock this afternoon for this week’s edition of Your Rights At Work, when Ed Smith and I will take your calls and talk with guests about the latest labor news. That’s 1pm right here on WPFW 89.3 FM
In today’s labor history, it took more than 1,200 firefighters 30 hours to put down The Great Baltimore Fire, which started on this day in 1904 and destroyed 1,500 buildings over an area of some 140 acres.
Today’s labor quote is by organizer Saul Alinsky, who said:
“Power goes to two poles -- to those who've got the money
and those who've got the people."
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