The trade war that President Donald Trump has wanted with China is taking a toll on Caterpillar workers. The International Business Times reports: “Caterpillar, the world’s largest heavy equipment maker has announced that it terminated 120 temporary workers at its Texas plant. This cut in USA jobs at its Texas facility follows sagging sales stemming from the…

More evidence is mounting that Trump’s tariffs are failing to help the American steel industry. CNN Business reports: “The steelmarker reported its first loss since early 2017, about a year before the Trump administration imposed 25% tariffs on steel imports in 2018. Those tariffs were designed to help reduce competition for the domestic steel industry…

More bad news for coal as President Donald Trump proves unable, or unwilling, to save the industry. Bloomberg reports: “Robert E. Murray, the U.S. coal baron who pressed the Trump administration to help save America’s struggling miners, placed his company into bankruptcy as demand for the fossil fuel continues to weaken. Murray Energy Holdings Co. filed…

Fast-food workers will return to the bargaining table and their strike after management agreed to continue negotiations. CBS affiliate, KOIN, reports: “The Burgerville Workers Union has ended a strike against the fast-food company after it agreed to continue negotiations on Sunday. Wage negotiations have been ongoing and unsuccessful for the past 18 months. After meeting for 2 days,…