News From: National Politics

by Guest Post | on Sep 27, 2019

Congress: Pass the PRO Act Now

On Wednesday, the House Committee on Education and Labor passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, H.R. 2474. The bold proposal that would restore fairness to the economy by...

by Press and Media | on Sep 26, 2019

How the Impeachment Process Works

This week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opened an impeachment investigation into Trump. Find out what the process will be going forward.

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 25, 2019

The Fight between Police & Public Sector Unions

In January of 2017, eight years of pro-worker policies ended and a war on unions and working people began. Over the years, public employees have faced constant attacks at the federal and state level...

by Press and Media | on Sep 11, 2019

Under Trump More Americans Uninsured

For the first time since the Affordable Care Act began, Trump's effort to destroy Obamacare has led to the first increase in uninsured Americans. Read more below from the Associated Press.

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 10, 2019

Union Leader Weighs in on SharpieGate

Hurricane Dorian may have moved out to sea, but its effects are still being felt in Washington D.C. as “SharpieGate” continues to make headlines. The controversy started when Trump sent...

by Brian Young | on Sep 09, 2019

Militancy against Trump at Labor Day Parade

This past Saturday, trade unionists from the tri-state region marched down Fifth Avenue to celebrate Labor Day. Marching past St. Patrick’s Cathedral as well as some of the most expensive...

by Press and Media | on Sep 06, 2019

Over 10,000 Jobs Lost in Trump's Trade War

While Wall St has reacted negatively to Trump's continued trade war, a new report shows that these effects are being felt by workers as companies begin to eliminate jobs. Find out more below from...

by Brian Young | on Sep 03, 2019

Trump Attacks Labor on Labor Day

On Sunday, AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka did his annual Labor Day media tour. One of the shows that Trumka went on was Fox News Sunday, where one of the viewers was Trump and just like last year,...

by Brian Young | on Aug 21, 2019

Bernie Sanders' Plan to Double Union Membership

Throughout his long political career, Senator Bernie Sanders has been a friend of labor. That should come as no surprise since he built his political career as a Democratic-Socialist fighting for...

by Press and Media | on Aug 13, 2019

Scaramucci: Replace Trump

Around every turn, Trump seems to be losing support. Now he is losing the support of one of his biggest backers Anthony Scaramucci. Find out more from the AP below.