North Dakota AFL-CIO

 

The AFL-CIO, a union that has had its share of issues with elements of the Affordable Health Care Act, is now poised to become one of its biggest defenders on Capitol Hill. In a letter to be sent Monday to House and Senate lawmakers, labor leader Richard Trumka blasted the “reckless” Republican-led effort to repeal Obamacare “with breathtaking speed” — and without providing a replacement program.

Jon Hiatt is Executive Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff at the AFL-CIO.

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Brothers and Sisters,

As November approaches and the election is just around the corner, I want to remark on the importance of taking part in the Labor 2016 political program. With a constant media focus on the national battle for the Presidency of the United States, it’s easy to fall into the idea that the election for the President is the only election that counts.

It’s not. Not even close.

Statewide Endorsements
U.S. Senate - Eliot Glassheim
U.S. Congress - Chase Iron Eyes
Governor and Lt. Governor - Marvin Nelson & Joan Heckaman
State Treasurer - Tim Mathern
Insurance Commissioner - Ruth Buffalo
Superintendent of Public Instruction - Kirsten Baesler

Legislative Endorsements
District 02 State House - Brandon Delvo

District 04 State Senate - Tyler Stafslien
District 04 State House - Cesar Alvarez
District 04 State House - Kenton Onstad

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Andy Puzder, the CEO of the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. burger chains, to be America’s next labor secretary. In doing so, Trump may be drawing more attention to the plight of low-wage workers than he could have imagined. Puzder’s company violated minimum wage law by paying Hardee’s workers with pre-paid Visa debit cards.

Working people do not want a savior to speak for us. We want to raise our own voices through our unions — and those voices are more essential than ever.

Read the full article in the New York Times.

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Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of labor—fast food CEO Andrew Puzder—would be a disaster for working Americans. He’s railed against a meaningful increase in the minimum wage, opposed expanding overtime pay and supported replacing working people with machines.

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated school privatization advocate and right-wing billionaire Betsy DeVos for secretary of education. DeVos has pushed a failed program of unregulated vouchers and for-profit charter schools that has failed students, parents and teachers in Michigan. Now, she wants to expand those destructive policies nationally.