Posts Tagged ‘trump anti-union’

AFL-CIO alert: Trump nominates anti-labor lawyers to National Labor Relations Board

NLRB Logo; National Labor Relations BoardOn June 17, 2017, the AFL-CIO issued a legislative alert to U.S. Senators regarding Trump’s nomination of Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel to fill the vacant seats on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

In the alert, Emanuel is noted for representing the “…notorious union-busting law firm Littler Mendelson,” and Kaplan’s, “…sole experience with labor law is on a policy level, drafting legislation to weaken worker protections…”

Click here to read the entire letter from the AFL-CIO.

A Senate committee may vote on these nominations as early as tomorrow, July 19, 2017 –
so contact your Senator today: 

Visit the SMART TD Legislative Action Center (LAC) to call your Senator and voice your opposition to these nominations.

On Tuesday, July 18, the Chicago Tribune outlined how Trump seeks to dismantle unions in America. Click here to read the article.

 

 

Trump slams union leader for speaking the truth

President-elect Trump wasted no time in slamming a union leader for speaking the truth. Chuck Jones, president of United Steelworkers Local 1999 at the Carrier plant in Indiana, stated that the actual number of jobs that will remain at the Indiana plant is near 800, not the nearly 1,200 jobs that Trump recently promised to save. Trump, seemingly upset over the fact that his false assertion was revealed, lashed out at Jones in a tweet.  Read the complete story from the Daily Kos, here.

 

NLRB: Trump violating federal labor laws

The National Labor Relation Board just ruled that Trump’s refusal to bargain with the 500+ unionized employees at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas is in violation of federal labor laws.  Read the complete article here.