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Oct
14
Job growth by President


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08
Sep
22
WOMEN LEADERSHIP IN OUR UNION

In this episode, President of Local 809 and Regional Apprenticeship Coordinator, April Ogden, talks about women's opportunities within the Laborers' Union.


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Sep
22
JOE BIDEN on PREVAILING WAGES & YOUR PAY

-Aggressively enforce prevailing wage laws and ensure that construction workers are not short-changed of their hard-earned pay


-Punish employers who violate labor laws, participate in wage theft, or misclassify employees as independent contractors.


-Ensure that all workers are treated with dignity and receive the pay, benefits, and workplace protections they deserve


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Sep
22
White House memo details divide-and-conquer labor strategy

A senior White House labor adviser encouraged President Donald Trump to eliminate all job protections for federal workers and a requirement that federal contractors provide paid sick leave for employees, according to an internal memo obtained by POLITICO.


The document, written in 2017 by James Sherk, a White House domestic policy aide who was previously a research fellow at the right-leaning Heritage Foundation, said the president should pursue a “non-traditional labor legislative agenda” that would sideline union leaders.


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Sep
22
THE BLADE: SHERROD BROWN: IN CRI­SIS, OHIO­ANS NEED BIDEN’S LEAD­ER­SHIP




The President of the United States asked millions of Americans to boycott an iconic American company because his feelings were hurt.


Last week, Donald Trump tweeted to his 85 million followers that they should stop buying products made by Akron, Ohio-based Goodyear because of what he viewed as a personal affront.


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Sep
18
We Looked At How The Stock Market Performed Under Every U.S. President Since Truman — And The Results Will Surprise You

Conventional wisdom says that those liberal Dems are generally bad for the economy and the stock market because of their big government tendencies, while fiscally conservative Republicans are good. This widely accepted belief is actually fake news if you look at data going back to the end of World War II.


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Sep
18
If you're a blue-collar worker, Trump is not your friend

(CNN)It has long been confounding that President Donald Trump's strongest supporters are Whites with only a high school education. This is bewildering because the Trump administration has repeatedly and systematically hurt America's blue-collar workers and favored corporations over them.


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