News From: National Politics

by Richard Iannuzzi | on Apr 07, 2017

When Jose Doesn't Come to School

In any other year, if Jose wasn’t in my classroom in the morning I wouldn’t be alarmed. It isn’t unusual for a boy of 12 to be called to the fields to work beside his parents when...

by Brian Young | on Mar 31, 2017

The Jackson Lewis PAC

When a company is facing a union organizing drive, there is one company that they call to break the union, Jackson Lewis.  For decades, they have been brought in to break union drives for some...

by Press and Media | on Mar 28, 2017

Trump cuts out his base

Knock, Knock. Who's There? Aren't ya. Aren't ya who? Aren't you glad you voted for Trump.  smh

by Workers Indepen... | on Mar 27, 2017

Trumpcare was a joke

With Trumpcare defeated, nurses say it's time to go for real single payer universal Medicare for all style health care because even with the Affordable Care Act still in place there are still...

by Press and Media | on Mar 24, 2017

AFL-CIO: Stand Strong Against Gorsuch

This week, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch got the Senate confirmation hearing that Merrick Garland never got.  Many in the labor movement were worried about previous pro-employer decisions...

by Press and Media | on Mar 23, 2017

Acosta: I work for Trump, el jefe

Acosta: Trump is Boss: Labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta left little doubt at his Wednesday confirmation hearing that he will be a loyal soldier for Trump. Acosta told the Senate HELP...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 22, 2017

Janus, the new Yohn and Friedrichs

A case is making its way through the courts in Illinois and has only one more hurdle before it could potentially upend the way that public sector unions operate.  The case Janus v. AFSCME, is...

by Don Dunn | on Mar 20, 2017

It will cost 24 Million their Healthcare

This week the United States House of Representatives will be voting to take away millions of peoples' healthcare and replace it with a program we are calling Wealthcare, but is also known as the...

by AFL-CIO | on Mar 17, 2017

Trump's Budget is Awful

 AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s proposed budget:  “Working people in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan...

by Press and Media | on Mar 15, 2017

The Racist origins of Right to Work

With Right to Work Laws popping up all over the country, even in the very pro-union Northeast, we decided to take a look at the racist origins of these laws.  Right to Work is being pushed...