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AFL-CIO's Trumka: 93,000 Jobs Outsourced in Trump's First Year

Following the State of the Union, Richard Trumka Appeared on Hardball to refute Trump's lies about workers issues

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Feb 02, 2018

On Tuesday Trump touted his tax plan during his first State of the Union address. In it, he claimed that thanks to his policies jobs were coming back to the United States, but like most things that he says, that was a lie.

In an interview following the speech, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka appeared on Hardball where he said that 93,000 jobs were outsourced in 2017, the most that we have had in recent years. Trumka went on to say that Trump’s tax plan would lead to further outsourcing of jobs. UCOMM has previously reported that the tax plan incentivizes companies to send their jobs overseas.

Trumka went on to question some of Trump’s biggest applause lines. When it came to cutting regulations, Trumka retorted that the regulations that were cut put workers health and safety at risk and lowered employees wages by repealing things like the Overtime Rule which took thousands of dollars in raises away from 5 Million people. He went on to say that Trump is making it more dangerous to work in the United States. He cited that 150 workers die every day from accidents on the job and health issues related to their work, but in Trump’s budget, funding has been cut for the agencies that protect workers.

Click here to watch the interview.

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