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01/12/2018 - Democrats To Target Trump Labor Policy In Elections

Democrats To Target Trump Labor Policy In Elections

– Bloomberg

According to DNC Chairman Tom Perez, Democrats are going to put new tax cuts for corporations and GOP efforts to gut Obamacare front and center in the upcoming midterm elections. The labor policy message complements plans to paint a portrait of Republicans as being in the pockets of the business community while opposing issues like increasing the minimum wage, expanding overtime pay and protecting labor unions.

Immigration Agents Target 7-Eleven Stores In Push To Punish Employers

– The New York Times

Federal immigration agents descended on dozens of 7-Eleven convenience stores across the country before daybreak on Wednesday, arresting undocumented workers and demanding paperwork from managers, in what the Trump administration described as its largest enforcement operation against employers so far. ICE officials’ stated intent was to put employers on notice and promised more high profile raids in the future.

The False Promises of Worker Retraining

– The Atlantic

Despite assurances from policymakers that retraining is the key to success, such programs have consistently failed to equip workers with the preparation they need to secure jobs.

Fast-Food Workers Claim Victory In A New York Labor Effort

– The New York Times

With labor unions seeing their influence wane, more than 200 organizations have sprouted nationwide to help low-wage workers. But nearly all these groups say they are hampered by a lack of dependable funding because, unlike unions, they cannot rely on a steady flow of dues. To the dismay of many business groups, New York City enacted an innovative law last year that many labor advocates hope will become a model to finance such organizations across the nation.