Trump Vs. The Labor Movement
As Trump's administration continues to have disastrous impact on immigrants, women, and anyone who needs education or health care, his attacks on the labor movement have been no better. First, he chose Andrew Puzder, the Carl's Jr. CEO who has opposed raising the minimum wage, as his nominee for Labor Secretary. Here's the Jobs with Justice take on why he would be harmful to workers.
Now, the White House is now working with former Wisconsin governor and notorious union-buster Scott Walker on new plans to crush unions, ranging from strategies to erode collective bargaining to national "Right-to-Work" legislation. Meanwhile, Trump is attempting to exploit traditional divisions in the labor movement by courting the building trades in his push to build a wall along the Mexican border.
The question is, can labor fight back? Justin Miller asks just that question in the latest issue of American Progress. His answers are worth reading while you're getting ready to take on the challenges ahead!