Labor

Social Democrats Ask Senate to Reject Anti-Labor Puzder

Posted by on January 12, 2017 at 12:48 pm

The National Committee of Social Democrats USA has issued the following statement: Social Democrats USA joins working people throughout the United States in urging the Senate to reject the nomination of fast-food executive Andrew Puzder to be Secretary of Labor. We urge members, supporters, and friends to sign the AFL-CIO petition against his confirmation. The […]

The Class War

Posted by on January 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

For the last several decades neoliberal Democrats and conservative Republicans have greeted proposals to help working families as “class legislation.” Throughout this time a very small part of the population has taken most of the productivity gains, unions have been all but destroyed, and working families have found it increasingly difficult to meet the costs […]

Herbert Hoover’s Revenge?

Posted by on January 4, 2017 at 4:09 pm

Since 1932 there has been a part of the Republican Party that has consistently resisted the New Deal, the Great Society and whatever we have had for the last eight years. As Democratic administrations enacted Social Security, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act, this faction fought the descent of the country into the pit of […]

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 […]