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Unions bankrolling DeVos opposition

Bill McMorris, Three of the groups challenging the reform agenda of President-elect Donald Trump and his education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos received more than $2.6 million from teachers unions and their allies, according to federal labor filings.  DeVos, a pioneer in the school choice and charter school movements over the last two decades, has received

Kentucky lawmakers to take up ‘right-to-work’ legislation

Republican lawmakers in Kentucky will take up a bill on Saturday that would make it the 27th U.S. state to allow workers the right to work in union-represented shops and receive union-negotiated benefits without paying dues to the representing body. Republican lawmakers in a handful of states have passed similar so called “right-to-work” and anti-union

AFL-CIO, House Dems pledge to help Trump in push to rework NAFTA

House Democrats joined Big Labor on Tuesday in voicing support for Donald Trump’s push to renegotiate NAFTA and other trade deals — while also vowing to hold the incoming Republican president to that campaign promise.  “Trump said he wants to fight for trade deals that put American workers first, and so do we,” said Oregon

Obama’s Pick For The Commission on Civil Rights Infuriates Nation’s Largest Police Union

Matt Vespa, While Debo Adegbile’s nomination to become Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division failed in 2014, President Obama decided to put him on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which has infuriated the country’s largest police union. Adegbile was a lawyer with the NAACP that worked to appeal the conviction of Mumia Abu-Jamal,

Union Women Aren’t So Pro-Trump in Rust Belt #AmericaFirst

Tammy Geanangel, a heavy equipment operator, didn’t hold back when she heard three men talking about their support for Donald Trump over breakfast at a restaurant in Bloomingdale, Ohio. “I called them out,” said Geanangel, 50, an organizer for International Union of Operating Engineers Local 66 in nearby Western Pennsylvania, telling them Hillary Clinton wouldn’t take their

Clinton’s Failed Trade Policies Reap Record Trade Deficit On Same Day AFL-CIO Leaders Endorse

Today the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest union, endorsed Clinton for president on the same day our nation’s current account trade deficit hit its highest mark in 7 years due to Clinton’s global trade policies. Hillary Clinton has supported virtually every trade agreement that has cost this country millions of jobs and is on the exact

Can Trump make inroads with union voters? #AmericaFirst

A seemingly growing rift between union members and other factions of the Democratic Party could present an opening this year for Donald Trump – the NAFTA-hating, border wall-building Republican populist – to peel off labor voters traditionally loyal to the other side. “There has been this disconnect between private-sector, white workers and the new Democratic

Trump: ˜I Will Never Back Down from Supporting and Fighting’ for Border Patrol Agents

Breitbart, “I will always have the backs of the Border Patrol agents who protect America.” GOP presidential candidate and frontrunner Donald Trump spoke exclusively with Breitbart Texas on the most recent far left attacks against the organization representing over 80 percent of the Border Patrol agents who protect U.S. borders. The group, the National Border