Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has outlined a plan to strengthen a labor movement that has been under relentless attack by the Trump administration and Republicans. His campaign website states, “When Bernie Sanders is president, we will make it easier, not harder, for workers to join unions by implementing the Workplace Democracy Plan and establishing a…

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Workers at U.S. Steel received bad news today. NBC News reports: “United States Steel will temporarily lay off workers at its Great Lakes facility in Michigan in coming weeks, according to a filing the steelmaker made with the State of Michigan. In a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filed on August 5, the Pittsburgh-based company said it expects…

A loud-tweeting CEO is under investigation after going ballistic when talk of union came to his company. The Washington Post reports: “David Rosenfeld, a labor lawyer and self-styled ‘paid troublemaker,’ saw the tweets as good old-fashioned union busting. He went to work. His mission: extract an apology from the man who had threatened to fire…

Shell union workers in Western Pennsylvania found themselves in an odd position on Tuesday. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: “The choice for thousands of union workers at Royal Dutch Shell’s petrochemical plant in Beaver County was clear Tuesday: Either stand in a giant hall waiting for President Donald Trump to speak or take the day off…