Fast Food Wages for Federal Work?

By Michael Messina

With Donald Trump’s pick for labor secretary, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s bigwig Andrew Puzder clearly taking the often-typical CEO mindset of ‘paying workers less is good,’ we can brace ourselves for changes to the world of labor that will indeed be jarring if predictions are correct. A recent report by Capital & Main looks at the world of hurt employees under federal contracts would experience if a Puzder agenda goes into effect.

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During Trump’s Inauguration Speech, Let’s Drink Our Way to a Stronger America


By Robert Fulton

Nobody needs an excuse to drink on January 20th. The mere concept of a President Donald Trump is enough to drive any proud American to self-medicate. Well, that concept is about to become reality.

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Thousands of GM Workers to Lose Jobs Tomorrow as Trump is Sworn In

 

By Sahid Fawaz

Many American auto workers will be out of a job starting tomorrow as GM implements a round of layoffs.

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Paying a Living Wage and Thriving: Five Companies that Get it Right

By Evan Henerson

We’ve heard this tune before.  Well-treated, contented employees not only work for successful companies, they actually contribute to their employers’ success.

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Trump Issues Warning to German Carmakers: Build in the US or Face 35% Tax

 

By Sahid Fawaz

President-elect Donald Trump is not known for his subtlety. And this week, he made it loud and clear that German automakers can avoid a 35% tax if they build their cars in the US rather than export them.

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The American Auto Industry: How Much Influence Does Trump Have?

By Michael Messina

Donald Trump has taken to Twitter on several occasions to berate the American auto industry’s proclivity for making vehicles outside the country. His remarks conveniently coincide with decisions by industry executives to keep or expand production in the U.S. The question remains: How much of this is actually being pushed along by Trump, and how much is he simply taking advantage of?

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Maybe Now They’ll Call It Caribbean-Made Canadian Apparel


By Kelly Ross

Los Angeles-based manufacturing company American Apparel was sold in a bankruptcy auction this week to Canada’s Gildan Activewear. The acquisition ends American Apparels 20-year run as one of the nation’s largest garment makers and spells trouble for the company’s 4,500 employees.

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WRONG! The Sequel: Trump Holds First Press Conference as President Elect

By Evan Henerson

Given how infrequently Donald Trump actually stands in front of the news media (it’s been 167 days since his last presser), this morning’s press conference in New York was an all hands on deck affair for news outlets all over the country.

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It Turns Out That Trump Collects a $168,000 Union Pension

 

By Sahid Fawaz

President-elect Donald Trump has good reason to see the value of a union workplace. 168,000 good reasons.

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Fiat is Bringing 2,000 Jobs and $1 Billion in Investment to Michigan and Ohio

By Sahid Fawaz

Good news for American workers: more automotive jobs are coming to the Midwest.

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In so many countries in Europe and elsewhere, taxes may be higher, but wages and benefits are WAY better, and the standard of livi...
Trump will continue to take credit for things he has nothing to do with, things that are not real or do not exist, and things that...
Not true. Better Wages and benefits plus working conditions as a Union person. Prove me wrong.

 

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