In the key Rustbelt states that tipped the 2016 election to President Trump, blue-collar white voters at the core of his constituency represent a majority of those receiving benefits from the federal income-support programs he has targeted for large cutbacks in his budget, according a new analysis conducted for The Atlantic.
The National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 522 broke records with its 2017 food drive -- collecting over 100,000 pounds for local food banks. Thanks to all who donated and to local union volunteers who joined the Carriers to package and distribute the food.
Last September, a very twenty-first-century type of story appeared on the company blog of the ride-sharing app Lyft. “Long-time Lyft driver and mentor, Mary, was nine months pregnant when she picked up a passenger the night of July 21st,” the post began. “About a week away from her due date, Mary decided to drive for a few hours after a day of mentoring.
They come from places like Vietnam, China, Mexico and Guatemala, lured by promises of better-paying jobs and legal immigration. Instead, they're smuggled into the U.S., forced to work around the clock as bussers, wait staff and cooks, and housed in cramped living quarters.
On March 20, the Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch -- here's a review of his record on labor & human rights issues.
AFL-CIO REVIEW OF JUDGE NEIL GORSUCH’S RECORD
IN WORKERS’ RIGHTS CASES
March 17, 2017
The next Justice confirmed to the U.S.