Buy American or Buy Ivankan

 


By Kelly Ross
President Donald Trump’s inaugural rule to “buy American and hire American” apparently doesn’t apply to his daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump.


In fact, even as he was putting forth the mandate during his inauguration speech, more than 59 tons of Ivanka Trump’s product line including bags, shoes and clothes were making their way into American ports from China, according to media reports.  US Customs bills of lading noted at least 82 shipments that passed through customs. The shipments contained about 25 tons of made in-China footwear and more than two tones of ladies polyester blouses.

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Pope Says Unjust Employers are Committing “a very grave sin”

By Evan Henerson

A labor dispute involving Italy’s Sky Italia airlines just received a pro-worker endorsement from a man who you wouldn’t necessarily expect to weigh in on such matters: Pope Francis.

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Shamrock Your Way to a Stronger America!

We love the luck of the Irish, but on St. Patrick’s Day, Labor 411’s selection of more than 250 beers produced by union companies is more valuable than a truckload of four leaf clovers. Check out our list of brews and accompanying St. Pat’s Day meal choices below. Flaunt your green while you buy responsibly this holiday. Through our smart consumer choices, we’ll help build a stronger America.

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Walmart Workers' Bonuses Are Embarrassing Compared to Execs' Pay and Wealth

 

By Sahid Fawaz

The largest company in the world is Walmart, with a revenue of almost $500 billion. That is more than the GDP of 168 of the 191 countries of the world. It's more than Norway, Belgium, and Israel. And it's almost the same as Taiwan and Sweden.

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Trump gets no "Attaboys!" for February Jobs Numbers

By Evan Henerson

First the good news: the country added 235,000 jobs in February, according to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unemployment is down ever so slightly to 4.7% President Trump naturally took credit, giving himself an online “attaboy” by retweeting the Drudge Report’s headline “GREAT AGAIN.” 

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Trump Administration Has Stopped Publicizing Fines for Worker Safety Violations

By Sahid Fawaz

President Donald Trump campaigned on "making America great again" for the America worker.

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Mike Rowe Knows Trades Jobs are Awesome

By Michael Messina

It’s true, the building and construction trades, through the lens of Hollywood, often get a pretty bad rap. Mike Rowe (of Dirty Jobs fame) says it’s time, in this video by ATTN:, to reassess and rewrite the notion that jobs in the trades industry are not to be idealized or respected.

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With Union Help, Women are Moving into Trades, Construction



By Evan Henerson

You don’t often see women wearing hard hats at construction sites, but that’s starting to change. In Boston, a group of vocational schools and the Boston Building and Trades Council have launched efforts to diversify the trades and get more women onto construction sites.

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New Robot Burger Flipper Video Shows Why Opponents of a Min Wage Increase Are Wrong

By Sahid Fawaz

The push for a $15 minimum wage recently has brought out its share of opponents.

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Secretary of Labor Watch: Acosta Hearing Set, Puzder on the Airwaves

By Evan Henerson

The Ides of March were not particularly kind to Julius Caesar who was murdered by Roman senators, but Alex Acosta will figures to have better luck at his Senate confirmation hearing for the position of Secretary of Labor.

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