Domestic Politics

Jewish Labor Committee Blasts Puzder

Posted by on December 29, 2016 at 12:03 pm

The Jewish Labor Committee has asked the Senate to reject the confirmation of fast-food executive Andrew Puzder to be Secretary of Labor in the Trump administration. Calling him a “rigid anti-worker ideologue,” the Committee observed:”It is unprecedented to appoint a corporate chief executive officer to this position, especially one who in his public positions, in […]

Andrew Puzder: the Anti- Labor Secretary

Posted by on December 23, 2016 at 12:50 am

Linda Greenhouse, the long-time Supreme Court reporter for The New York Times, has a vision of the first meeting of the Trump cabinet: seated around the table are Cabinet officers who have been chosen because they oppose the missions or long-term policies of the agencies that they have been picked to run. She writes,” They […]

Labor Sec Perez in for DNC Chair

Posted by on December 16, 2016 at 11:33 am

Highly regarded Labor Secretary Tom Perez announced yesterday his candidacy for Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Perez is thought to have been encouraged in his bid by the Obama-Clinton forces in the Democratic Party who are unhappy with Keith Ellison, the other major candidate for the DNC post. The stage is now set for […]

SDUSA Endorses Ellison Bid for DNC Chair

Posted by on December 15, 2016 at 1:40 pm

The National Committee of Social Democrats USA, at its meeting on Wednesday, December 14th, endorsed the candidacy of Keith Ellison for Chair of the Democratic National Committee. The Committee’s resolution said: ” The National Committee of Social Democrats USA proudly joins major labor organizations including the American Federation of Labor- Congress of Industrial Organizations, the […]

Keith Ellison Picks Up Support from Dean Group, Perez in the Wings

Posted by on December 13, 2016 at 2:04 pm

Minnesota progressive Congressman Keith Ellison picked up support today for his campaign to become DNC Chair from Democracy for America, a group founded by Howard Dean. Dean, a former DNC Chair, recently withdrew his candidacy for a new election to that position. In its announcement, DFA said that 87.4% of those voting in its poll […]