Tag: Donald Trump

Apprentices Deserve More Than Trump’s Plan

July 31, 2017

In early June, President Trump strolled up to a podium and announced his intention to expand the Labor Department’s apprenticeship program. Trump pontificated about the important role apprenticeships play in matching working people with job training opportunities. Giving credit where credit is due, Trump was right. However, Trump’s words do… Read More»

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Songs of the Resistance

June 20, 2017

During times of resistance, music provides motivation, meaning, and hope. Songs can be uplifting and inspiring, while others reflect our struggles, injustices, and the challenges we face. The current resistance began in January, and while the challenges we face are immense, we once again turn to music to guide us.… Read More»

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Thousands Protest in Solidarity with Graduate Teachers at Yale’s Commencement

May 26, 2017

“One. Two. Three. Four. We will not wait anymore! Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Yale should negotiate!” On Monday, thousands of working people, advocates, and community members– including allies from the Jobs With Justice network—echoed this chant at Yale’s commencement. The crowd marched down the streets of New Haven in solidarity… Read More»

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Trump’s Job Claims Don’t Add Up

May 1, 2017

President Trump’s campaign vow to create millions of new jobs propelled him to the White House. Let’s take a look at how he’s meeting those promises since taking office. Trump frequently boasts about U.S. employment numbers and often overstates his role in creating new jobs. Even the official White House… Read More»

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Working People vs. Trump: The First 100 Days

April 28, 2017

Ever since FDR passed 15 major pieces of New Deal legislation during his first 100 days in office, presidents have been measured by their effectiveness within the same time frame. President Trump thought the benchmark so important that he signed a “contract” saying what he would accomplish during those hundred… Read More»

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Trump’s “America First” Stance Puts Arts and Humanities Last

April 20, 2017

UPDATE (7/13/17): Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies approved funding for the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), at levels that enable the three organizations to… Read More»

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Acosta Makes It Clear: Trump First, Working People Second

March 23, 2017

Yesterday, Donald Trump’s second choice for Labor Secretary, R. Alexander Acosta, finally took his seat in the Senate HELP Committee hearing room for his confirmation hearing. After nearly three hours, in which Acosta often failed to articulate his position on numerous topics, Jobs With Justice remains concerned about where Acosta… Read More»

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Betsy DeVos – Uneducated About Public Education

February 3, 2017

While the Senate continues to advance Betsy DeVos’ nomination to head the Department of Education, concerned parents, students, educators, community members, and a growing number of senators staunchly oppose her confirmation. DeVos may be President Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education, but she is nothing more than another out-of-touch… Read More»

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Fighting Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

October 21, 2016

Sexual harassment against women in the workplace unfortunately is not a new occurrence, but it has taken center stage over the past ten days. From a series of complaints filed by people who work at McDonald’s, to Washington, DC’s National Airport (DCA) food and retail concession employees rallying for equality… Read More»

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