A massive campaign waged against U.S. Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder forced his withdrawal Wednesday. AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka says "It’s a reminder of the collective power of working people..."
Missouri became the 28th state to adopt an anti-union law banning majorities of workers in union workplaces from negotiating dues clauses in their contracts. The anti-union forces behind these laws call them 'Right To Work'. But they are designed to financially undermine and unions.
Fight For $15 workers like Chicago area Hardee's worker Robert Sunderlin are struggling for living wages and union rights. The last thing workers need according to the Fight For $15 is a fast food CEO as Labor Secretary.
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich says Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan is a big tax giveaway to the rich. He says non-union big Wall Street "mega-builders" will be the main beneficiaries and he says you and I will pay through the nose for it.