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‘Right-to-work’ movement claims victory in Missouri, eyes NH next

Republican Gov. Eric Greitens signed legislation on Monday making Missouri the latest “right-to-work” state, as the growing movement sets its sights next on New Hampshire – hoping to break into one of the labor unions’ last remaining strongholds. Legislation advancing in the New Hampshire capital, if approved, would make the state the first in the

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

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,

Teachers Union Leaders Devastated that So Many Members Voted Trump

Warner Todd Huston, Despite the fact that teachers union bosses were all in for Hillary and made a heavy push for members to jump on the Clinton bandwagon, exit polls revealed that a large number of teachers ignored their leaders and voted for Trump. Now union officials are engaging in finger pointing and recriminations. Union

Team Hillary Worried About Keeping George Soros Happy

Jim Stinson, Clinton camp was wary of raising money for America Votes but was more concerned with pleasing liberal billionaire. On the same day Hillary Clinton was dining with liberal billionaire George Soros, the Clinton campaign was sweating if they could snub a fundraiser for one of Soros’ activist groups. The email chain was part of

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