Archive for the ‘ELECTIONS’ Category

Sep
2016
23

In Tight NC Race, AFL-CIO Sees Its Outreach, Union and Non-Union, As a Difference Maker

In Tight NC Race, AFL-CIO Sees Its Outreach, Union and Non-Union, As a Difference Maker
  North Carolina is a key battleground state in this November’s election. That is why union organizers there are receiving an influx of money and resources from the AFL-CIO as they gear up for the largest mobilization of organized labor in the state’s history. The national AFL-CIO has elevated North Carolina to “Tier...
Sep
2016
19

Since 1936, Every GOP President Has Created Manufacturing Losses. Every Democrat? Gains.

Since 1936, Every GOP President Has Created Manufacturing Losses. Every Democrat? Gains.
  Donald Trump and the GOP would have you believe they are the party to revive manufacturing in America. But they would be wrong. Put plainly, the numbers don’t lie. Over the past 80 years, when Republicans held the oval office, manufacturing jobs decreased. When Democrats were in office, manufacturing jobs increased. It’s as...
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Sep
2016
19

Leaked John Doe Docs Prove to Everyone but Corrupt WI Courts that Gov. Walker Broke the Law

Leaked John Doe Docs Prove to Everyone but Corrupt WI Courts that Gov. Walker Broke the Law
  New documents have emerged that demonstrate the far-reaching influence of corporate cash on American politics, and on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s administration in particular. The John Doe papers, leaked to The Guardian, expose a network of corporations and mega-rich individuals who donate to third-party groups in an effort to...
Sep
2016
6

Trump Pays IRS Fine for Paying Off Florida AG in Trump University Case. Media Doesn’t Cover It.

Trump Pays IRS Fine for Paying Off Florida AG in Trump University Case. Media Doesn't Cover It.
  They say everyone has a price. For Florida’s Republican Attorney General, Pam Bondi, it’s $25,000.  Back in 2013, Pam Bondi’s office was weighing an inquiry into Donald Trump’s famously fraudulent university. During that time, she asked Trump for a campaign donation. He obliged, and Bondi’s office miraculously...
Aug
2016
30

Financial Docs: WV GOP Senate Candidate’s Construction Co. Built School With Cheap Foreign Labor

Financial Docs: WV GOP Senate Candidate's Construction Co. Built School With Cheap Foreign Labor
  In West Virginia, Republican state Senate hopeful Chandler Swope has come under fire because his construction company hired immigrant labor to build a school in Wayne County. Swope denied involvement in the project, claiming he retired from the company four years ago and therefore has no say in day-to-day operations. Swope...
Aug
2016
23

MI GOP’s Pathetic Attempt to Suppress Minority Voting Squashed by Fed Appeals Court

MI GOP's Pathetic Attempt to Suppress Minority Voting Squashed by Fed Appeals Court
  Michigan Republicans lost another battle last week in their undying fight to inhibit minority voting. A Federal Appeals Court upheld an injunction blocking a law that would eliminate straight-ticket, or “straight-party,” ballots this November: A three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion Wednesday...
Aug
2016
8

Clinton Rallies at IBEW Hall in Las Vegas, Touts Apprenticeship, Infrastructure Investment

Clinton Rallies at IBEW Hall in Las Vegas, Touts Apprenticeship, Infrastructure Investment
  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton paid a visit to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) in Las Vegas last week. After taking a tour of Mojave Electric’s training facility, Clinton spoke at the IBEW Local 357 hall to a crowd of roughly 1,400. She stressed the importance of technical training and...
Aug
2016
5

First Resort: Trump Hiring Foreign Temps on H-2b Visas Despite Available American Workers

First Resort: Trump Hiring Foreign Temps on H-2b Visas Despite Available American Workers
  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he wants to bring jobs back home to America. Apparently the billionaire businessman also wants to give those jobs away to temporary guest workers. Trump is currently looking to staff two of his Florida properties — the Mar-A-Largo resort in Palm Springs and the Trump National Jupiter...
Aug
2016
3

Make America (I Mean Europe) Great Again: Trump Infrastructure Ad Features Foreign Bridge

Make America (I Mean Europe) Great Again: Trump Infrastructure Ad Features Foreign Bridge
  Is Trump outsourcing again? Well, kinda. This time it’s a pro-Trump super PAC, Rebuilding America Now, at fault. An ad they produced called “America Soaring” exhausts Trumps grand plan to bring jobs back to America. Unfortunately, it does so while showing footage of a bridge in Europe. The PAC admitted the gaff and...
Jul
2016
29

Trump Hotel Workers Win Thousands in Union Organizing Retaliation Case

Trump Hotel Workers Win Thousands in Union Organizing Retaliation Case
  The list of citations, liens, judgments, and lawsuits against the Trump brand for unfair labor practices keeps getting longer and longer. Last week, Trump International Hotel Las Vegas settled with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to the tune of $11,200. The lawsuit involved two Trump Hotel employees who were punished for their...
Jul
2016
22

1968, Part 2: TX Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act but Isn’t Entirely Struck Down by Court

1968, Part 2: TX Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act but Isn't Entirely Struck Down by Court
  The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has confirmed that a Texas voter identification law violates the Voting Rights Act. For the fourth time in as many years, the law was found to be discriminatory, disproportionately affecting blacks and Latinos. The identification requirements are considered the strictest in the nation: Senate Bill 14...
Jul
2016
8

GOP Congressional Candidate: “Right-to-work laws have no place in Pennsylvania”

GOP Congressional Candidate:
  In a joint op-ed for Philly.com, Republican congressional candidate Bill Pounds and union organizer Hugh Giordano warn Pennsylvanians about the perils of a pending “Right-to-work” law in the state’s House of Representatives. The proposed legislation comes on the heels of West Virginia’s April decision to become the...