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    Default Dem leaders unveil pro-workers’ rights agenda, to union praise

    The guy second from the left is from New Mexico. I got to meet him several years ago at a union rally at our state house. Very pro union!

    WASHINGTON—Congressional Democratic leaders rolled out a pro-workers’ rights agenda on November 1. It would strengthen the right to organize, outlaw so-called state “right to work” laws, open labor law breakers to triple damages for civil rights law-breaking, and strengthen the right to strike by, among other things, banning companies’ permanent replacement of strikers.

    The agenda is part of the Democrats “Better Deal,” which they intend to tout on the campaign trail next year. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Teachers’ President Randi Weingarten joined House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., at the press conference unveiling it.

    But while Trumka lauded the agenda, he admitted it’s needed because at times the Democrats “lost their connection” to working-class voters. Half of unionists and union families in key industrial swing states – Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania — around the Great Lakes voted last year for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Those votes helped him win the Electoral College majority that put him in the White House despite Hillary Clinton’s almost 4 million popular vote victory.

    Despite the Trumka endorsement and the leaders’ strong backing, the “Better Deal” agenda has no chance in the Republican-run 115th Congress. Its GOP leaders specialize in pigeonholing Democrats’ ideas and sidelining House Dems in particular – unless they need them to pass budget bills. That didn’t stop Trumka, Pelosi, Schumer or Teachers President Randi Weingarten, who joined them.
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    Default Re: Dem leaders unveil pro-workers’ rights agenda, to union praise

    hmm and the first two years of Obama they controlled both house and senate and could have done anything they wanted but never did. wasn't even mentioned about such policies.

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    Default Re: Dem leaders unveil pro-workers’ rights agenda, to union praise

    Quote Originally Posted by strapdrager View Post
    hmm and the first two years of Obama they controlled both house and senate and could have done anything they wanted but never did. wasn't even mentioned about such policies.
    Hmmmm. They could have done anything they wanted? Someone has a majority control now and they can't do anything they want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strapdrager View Post
    hmm and the first two years of Obama they controlled both house and senate and could have done anything they wanted but never did. wasn't even mentioned about such policies.
    That's because his apology tour was more important but to his credit he did roll out the failing Obamacare..

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    That's because his apology tour was more important but to his credit he did roll out the failing Obamacare..
    We also saw union labor initiatives that were stifled. Later came more of the same. Some gains, some losses.



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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    That's because his apology tour was more important but to his credit he did roll out the failing Obamacare..
    Hasn't failed yet. Right wing propaganda.

    Apology tour ... your right wing term from propaganda sites. Never heard that word "apology" from Obama.

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    Default Re: Dem leaders unveil pro-workers’ rights agenda, to union praise

    And what is their "big deal" on trade with countries that are not up to our pay or standards?
    Keep allowing it so they can take big deal money from their corporate masters? And be promised big money and jobs from them after they leave politics?
    We've seen a bunch of their stances on the TPP and Fast Track before after they took our money and support for years.......they can give us all this stuff they promise and it all gets destroyed by trading with countries who allow corporations to pay nothing to their people. They leave us fast food and retail jobs to organize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Hasn't failed yet. Right wing propaganda.

    Apology tour ... your right wing term from propaganda sites. Never heard that word "apology" from Obama.
    Call it what you want.. Most likely you will call it fake news.. Like Ripley said "believe it or not"

    Five Times Obama Has Apologized for America - Washington Free Beacon

    Barack Obama's Top 10 Apologies: How the President Has Humiliated a Superpower | The Heritage Foundation

    Five Times Obama Has Apologized for America - Fox Nation

 

 

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