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by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 15, 2017

Move to Take Away 30 Day Union Elections

Since January, Trump and Republicans across the country have been working to weaken gains that unions made during the Obama Presidency.  A National Right to Work law was introduced, numerous...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 14, 2017

The Construction Trade Brain-Drain

Apprenticeships are an important path to middle class jobs.  While some young people are better with the books and go to college, others learn a skilled trade through Apprenticeship Programs....

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 06, 2017

How We Impeach the "President"

The drums of impeachment are beating as the ties between Trump, his closest advisors, and the Russians come out.  While much of that information is still hazy, the Democratic Coalition against...

by Brian Young | on May 30, 2017

Mincing Micro Unions

In their continuing effort to make it harder to organize, Senate Republican’s have introduced a bill to repeal the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision to allow so called Micro Unions...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 29, 2017

Why did the Military Vote for Trump

I have some family in the military. Any day now they could be sent off to foreign soils to defend our many freedoms. In the past, we found comfort in knowing that if that was the case, it was well...

by Don Dunn | on May 26, 2017

Stop Trump from Killing Bank Watchdog

Congress will vote on Wall Street's "CHOICE ACT" in the next few days. The 'Choice Act' would dramatically weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau(CFPB), which recently...

by Press and Media | on May 25, 2017

Using the NLRB to Break Unions

Now that Trump has submitted the names of two union busters for the National Labor Relations Board, will he transform the board from a group that helps workers to one that attacks workers?

by Kris LaGrange | on May 25, 2017

Organizing the Proud and Embarrassed

A buddy of mine is a good writer, so good that a major Newspaper pays for him to write columns. We are both on the same side politically, but when he writes he has to be “objective” and...

by Press and Media | on May 23, 2017

Pence's Clandestine Right to Work Push

In Trump’s war on unions, he has enlisted two union busters to launch a campaign that will create a National Right-to-Work Law.  The two lieutenants, Vice President Mike Pence and...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 22, 2017

How Trump will Tank our Economy

Today we learned that the Food Stamp budget was cut by 25%. A majority of food stamp recipients are poor whites, the very people that voted to send this con artist to the White House. Now, Trump and...