Secretary of Labor Watch: Puzder is No Friend to his Long-Time Employees

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By Evan Henerson

The deeper “Capital & Main” digs, the worse it looks for Secretary of Labor nominee Andrew Puzder.

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No NAFTA? Say Goodbye to 31,000 Auto Jobs

By Michael Messina

President Trump says the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is history, giving new hope to American manufacturing, right? Ok, we knew that was coming, but what about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? That’s supposedly in the crosshairs as well. But a new report says throwing that one away, too, would be a terrible idea, at least for the now-thriving American automotive industry.

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Secretary of Labor Watch: More Black Marks on Puzder’s Tenure at CKE

By Evan Henerson

What a very Puz-zling choice for Secretary of Labor President Donald Trump has selected!

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It's Official: President Trump Has Withdrawn the US from the TPP

By Sahid Fawaz

Good news for working class Americans (and everyone else not in the top .01%):

President Donald Trump lived up to his promise to get the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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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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