Labor Leaders Stump For Trump As White House Prepares Attack On Workers

Organized labor has been under attack in the US for at least forty years, and the ascendance of Donald Trump to the presidency signals a new and dangerous period not just for trade unions, but for the entire working class.
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    NEW YORK — (Analysis) The sight of leaders of a number of major trade unions praising President Donald Trump after their meeting with him on Jan. 23 is perhaps the perfect illustration of everything wrong with the labor movement. More importantly, it demonstrates just how hollow President Trump’s rhetoric about defending workers and putting people “back to work” truly is.

    For while Trump talks about investing in infrastructure and rebuilding America, ostensibly with the goal of improving the lives of workers, his administration is planning a full-scale offensive on workers and their standards of living. Fluent in doublespeak, Trump is able to posture as a friend of workers while in fact being a ruthless predator bent on the further evisceration of the working class. In that sense he’s not much different than other politicians.  

    However, it would be a grievous mistake to see Trump as more of the same when it comes to labor. Instead, a simple examination of his policies, and the key figures in his inner circle who will be crafting those policies, reveals an administration that is the most anti-worker in generations.


    Rebuilding America or lining the pockets of the rich and powerful?

    The first, and perhaps most striking, aspect of the meeting Trump had with labor leaders was the conspicuous absence of some of the largest and most powerful unions in the United States. The construction industry was well represented by groups including the Steamfitters and Ironworkers unions, Brotherhood of Carpenters, Sheet Metal Workers Union, among others. However, unions such as the American Federation of Teachers, Service Employees International Union, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, United Auto Workers, AFL-CIO, and many others were missing from the discussions.

    An obvious indication that Trump has little interest in the working class as a whole, or even union workers broadly speaking, the meeting instead signaled that Trump intends to act as the real estate developer he’s always been, just on a larger scale.  

    By holding the meeting with such exclusivity, Trump demonstrated before the world that his plans to “Make America Great Again” include cronyism, condescension, and massive giveaways to super wealthy developers.

    In a Jan. 24 interview with Sharmini Peries, economist and author Michael Hudson explained:

    “[Trump’s] talked a lot about infrastructure and there are a lot of different ways of doing infrastructure. …  [Trump] wants to cut back government spending and he wants to cut back taxation. So what I worry about is when he says, ‘I’m going to build infrastructure’ is that it means that he’s going to create a huge trillion-dollar market for Wall Street’s high finance.

    They’re going to fund infrastructure by bondholders, and through private-public partnership, rail lines and transportation lines. Who are going to be the beneficiaries of this, and who’s going to pay for it all? If the government doesn’t pay for it, it’s going to be the bondholders and Wall Street. And the question is what is the cost of this transportation going to be, and who will be the main beneficiaries?”

    Hudson correctly noted that despite the New Deal-style rhetoric, Trump’s plan will actually be a massive giveaway to Wall Street and to the barons of the construction industry — the same people Trump has gone golfing with, drank champagne with, and generally sleazed it up with for the last forty years. In effect, Trump’s plan would amount to a “bailout” for that sector of the economy that Trump has the most ties to, and a boon to investors and speculators.  

    As Hudson pointed out, Trump’s infrastructure plan, sold to the public as the process of “national renewal,” would essentially force the 99% to lend money to the 1% in order to build roads, bridges, and other public infrastructure. Put another way, it’s a covert form of bailout and austerity. Rather than an FDR-inspired national infrastructure and jobs program, Trump will implement crony capitalism on steroids.

    If such self-serving investment implemented by a New York City real estate developer-turned-reality TV star-turned-president surprises you, I’ve got a grossly overpriced and poorly planned bridge to sell you.   

    Indeed, many economists and analysts are not buying what Trump is selling. Trump’s proposal would purportedly stimulate $1 trillion in the economy over the next ten years, with the federal government doling out tax credits to wealthy construction corporations and developers to the tune of $137 billion. According to the plan drawn up by Trump’s incoming secretary of commerce, the billionaire private equity investor Wilbur Ross, and Peter Navarro, a business professor at the University of California, Irvine, the tax credits would open the floodgates for additional private investment that would cover 82 percent of the equity needed for new projects. If this sounds like the most extreme kind of trickle-down economics, that’s because it is.

    Moreover, as Jared Bernstein, a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and former economic adviser to Vice President Biden, correctly noted in a November piece for Politico Magazine:

    “Since the plan depends on private investors, it can only fund projects that spin off user fees and are profitable. Rural roads, water systems, and public schools don’t fall into that category. Neither does public transit, which fails on the profitable criterion (it depends on public subsidies).”

    And while Bernstein is by no means a radical — his economics is that of the traditional liberal quasi-Keynesian, quasi-neoliberal variety — his analysis is fundamentally correct in that Trump’s plan to revitalize America’s crumbling infrastructure will only extend as far as the profits for the mega-rich will allow.


    The workers’ executioners

    Though Trump’s infrastructure plan has been the focus of much of the talk, the depths of depravity to which the president and his coterie will go to gouge, squeeze, and crush workers really knows no bounds. Just a quick look at this rogue’s gallery of an economic team is enough to send even the most hardened worker into the fetal position.

    Let’s begin with Steve Mnuchin, the incoming Treasury secretary. Mnuchin — a hedge fund ghoul whose credits include being a head honcho at Goldman Sachs, a close business associate of George Soros, a Hollywood producer, and all-around Wall Street degenerate responsible for more than 36,000 home foreclosures when he ran OneWest Bank — is the man Trump has tapped to be the nation’s top economic leader. The notion that this Wall Street insider who has run in the most elite circles of the 1% is somehow going to promote policies and fiscal actions that are going to benefit workers is a delusion worthy of serious psychiatric evaluation.

    Joining Mnuchin in the ranks of Trump’s League of Extraordinary Exploiters is Andrew Puzder, The Donald’s candidate for Labor secretary. Puzder, the CEO of the massive CKE Restaurants chain which owns fast-food chains Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., is infamous for his fierce opposition to an increase in the minimum wage (and his love affair with “beautiful women eating burgers in bikinis”).

    Interestingly, Puzder rose to CEO of CKE after spending much of his career defending the mob in St. Louis. From 1978-1991 Puzder was the top trial lawyer in the firm owned by Morris A. Shenker, the man who Sally Denton and Roger Morris described in their book “The Money and the Power” as “a front man for the St. Louis Mob” and who Life magazine referred to as the “foremost lawyer for the mob in the U.S.”

    Perhaps this mob connection was something Puzder and Trump shared over drinks and young, naked girls, as Trump was infamously connected to some of the most unsavory Mafia figures in New York and Philadelphia, including mob lawyer Roy Cohn, notorious mob boss Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno, and other mafia figures such as Kenny Shapiro and Salvatore Testa, both known to be connected to Philadelphia mob boss Nicky Scarfo, as well as Manny Ciminello, a partner of Fat Tony Salerno’s in the concrete business.

    These and myriad other mob connections were documented in detail in an unauthorized biography of Trump written by investigative journalist and longtime Trump nemesis Wayne Barrett. Sadly, Barrett passed away within hours of Trump’s inauguration (his death was due to a long battle with lung cancer).

    Not to be forgotten is the aforementioned Wilbur Ross, Trump’s pick for Commerce secretary. Ross is a billionaire who made his fortune as the “king of bankruptcy” while leading Rothschild & Co.’s bankruptcy practice before forming his own private equity firm which was recently accused by the SEC of charging improper (read: illegal) fees to its investors, including pension funds.  

    Ross is one of the architects of Trump’s infrastructure plan to “Make America Great Again” with all the mention of empty, vacant factories, and devastated communities. One marvels at the irony: The man whose company bought up troubled factories in the Midwest and made them profitable by gouging workers through salary cuts, attacking their benefits and pensions, and generally turning a profit on the backs of desperate workers and communities, is now the point person charged with saving the working class.


    The vampire squid enters the White House

    As Pam and Russ Martens, the editors of the influential website Wall Street On Parade noted days before Trump’s inauguration, Goldman Sachs essentially runs the Trump administration, wielding even more influence than it had in Obama’s two terms in office.

    Aside from Mnuchin, there’s Steve Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist. Before becoming the guru of the far right via Breitbart News, he was a banker at Goldman Sachs. The sitting president of Goldman Sachs, Gary Cohn, has now been named director of the powerful policy-making body, the National Economic Council. Add to that Trump’s selection of Goldman Sachs lawyer Jay Clayton as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, essentially making him the top enforcement and regulatory officer for finance in the U.S. government.

    It would not be a stretch to say that Goldman Sachs now effectively controls the U.S. government on the economic side, and with Reichsmarschall Bannon in Trump’s ear, in the White House, as well.

    As for workers, those lucky enough to have a pension at all should consider how the the Trump administration is lurking in the shadows with a bucket of red paint, ready to slap a target right on their backs. As Pam and Russ Martens pointed out on Jan. 23, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation will now be headed by Mnuchin, Puzder, and Ross — the three Cabinet secretaries designated to lead the body that guarantees corporate pension plans. Between these three, pensions will undoubtedly be under attack, and workers will be left with nothing but their eyes to cry with.

    Of course, despite pretensions to the contrary, Trump is notoriously anti-union. His full-throated, unabashed support for right-to-work laws designed to effectively kill labor unions and drive down wages must be seen as a head-on assault on all workers and all unions. His xenophobic and racist rhetoric about undocumented immigrants belies the fact that he has no compunction about using them to drive down wages of workers in his employ.  

    Let us also not forget that Trump has vowed to cut regulations by 75 percent or more. While this may be music to the ears of CEOs and boards of directors, it could spell disaster for working people as things like environmental protections, workplace safety laws, and other vital legal protections will undoubtedly be gutted.  


    The fakest story ever told

    Americans are arrogant and greedy, according to people both within and outside the country, a new Pew Research Center poll finds. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc)

    Americans are arrogant and greedy, according to people both within and outside the country, a new Pew Research Center poll finds.

    President Trump has bloviated ad nauseam about the working class, and much of the media has followed suit, endlessly debating the appeal of the billionaire vulture to American workers.

    But perhaps the discussion has been miscast; maybe it is not that Trump appealed to workers as much as workers appealed to Trump. It might just be that Trump’s “Make America Great Again” rhetoric was simply another in a long series of con-jobs carried out by the Grifter-in-Chief on the backs of working men and women.

    As with the serpent-devil in the Garden of Eden conniving to get Adam and Eve to taste the forbidden fruit, Trump convinced American workers to eat of his poisoned apple, knowing their desperate desire for a taste from the Tree of Prosperity.

    Now, with Trump and his coterie of Wall Street demons surrounding him, American workers should prepare for their continued descent into hell.    


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    • guesst

      The White House and Labor are finally finding common cause in their loathing of immigrants in general and especially Muslims.

    • JayGoldenBeach

      Trump’s regime has more generals than Pinochet and more oligarchs than Yeltsin. This regime will likely try to privatise public assets, e.g., toll roads, bridges, etc., to greatly redistribute taxpayer money to Big Business.

      Trump is bending Americans over to be fisted by Big Business oligarchs and Wall Street money changers.

    • Tommie Gorman

      Now all we need is the right to work to stop the UNIONS. With that they may act civil finally. GO TRUMP!

      • Andy Dufresne

        you are a pathetic moron !

        • Tommie Gorman

          You are such a big man, you can call others names. LOL Grow up.

    • ORAXX

      In spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, it is conservative gospel that business cannot function properly until labor has been completely crushed. The financial elite atop the pyramid benefit immensely, while working people are reduced to conditions of near slavery. We’ve been down Trump’s failed road before, but the dream lives on.

      • James Wherry

        Unions begin to irritate me when they bring NLRB actions against the company is just because the companies change the brand of soda pop that is sold in the pop machines without “bargaining” with the local union. That is a waste of time and money in an effort for union representatives to feel self important.

        Unions are effective when they represent employees who are legitimately wrong through the grievance process but as it is they try and represent even the employees that are not doing their jobs and that may create some goodwill from those employees, but not from the employees who are left to shoulder the extra load.

        • ORAXX

          Unions cannot bring an NLRB action on any matter not spelled out in an union contract.

          • James Wherry

            Oh? So, when a union is negotiating a contract for the first time and the business refuses to bargain, do you believe that the union has no NLRB complaint?

            Of course they do: they accuse the corporation of not “bargaining in good faith.” So, for anything not in the primary union contract, they immediately raise the issue to the corporation and demand that the corporation bargain over it. If the corporation refuses to do so, the union now has a complaint.

            Actually, now that I think of it, I believe that most union contracts lay out a responsibility to “bargain in good faith” over all “terms of employment.” The soda pop machine is seen as a term of employment and the union can go right away to the NLRB on the grounds that The corporation has already violated its agreement, when it made a unilateral decision without bargaining with the union.

            • ORAXX

              I think that complaint goes to the Labor Department. The NLRB is a creation of the Wagner Act that legalized unions.

              • James Wherry

                Well, it has been about 25 years since I took my class on union law, so perhaps the first step is the department of labor, but I think that the National Labor Relations Board ultimately decides whether or not a business or a union has “bargained in good faith,” at some point.

                This is definitely an area of law that I have not had very much practice in.

    • righton

      Trump is a stooge for the capitalists, like the mullahs are stooges for allah.

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    • James Sampson

      You east coast liberals who are complaining about President Trump need to come to REAL America and see how YOUR President Obama ruined our economy. President Trump has been in office a WEEK and he has already done more than Obama did in 8 years. Come to the midwest and see what it is like. No one can get work. All the factories shut down. … My best friend James Lester Montgomerie ‘s grandfather worked his whole life at Boeing Vertol making helicopters. James is in his second year at Idaho State and​ he can’t even find a summer job. That is not OUR America. President Trump is bringing it back so you liberals need to give him a chance to do that. Talk to me in 8 years (and yes he will be around for 8 years) and we will see how much you regret not supporting him

      • MJ Derych

        Don’t know where you’re getting your news from but boss Bannon and his pen man Trump have done nothing for the economy yet. Factories will continue to shut down as the rise of new technologies can’t be stopped by a any government. You don’t seem to know about anything the last administration accomplished – so here’s a few selected highlights to be going on with:

        Within days after taking office, Obama signed an Executive Order
        ordering an audit of government contracts, and combating waste and

        Created the post of Chief Performance Officer, whose job it is to
        make operations more efficient to save the federal government

        On his first full day, he froze White House salaries.

        He appointed the first Federal Chief Information Officer to
        oversee federal IT spending.

        He committed to phasing out unnecessary and outdated weapons
        systems, and also signed the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform
        Act to stop waste, fraud and abuse in the defense
        procurement and contracting system.

        Through an executive order, he created the National Commission on
        Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

        Obama pushed through and signed the American Recovery and
        Reinvestment Act, otherwise known as “the stimulus package,”
        despite the fact that not one Republican voted for that bill. In
        addition, he launched, so that taxpayers could track
        spending from the Act.

        In his first year, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
        created and sustained 2.1 million jobs and stimulated the economy

        Obama completed the massive TARP financial and banking rescue
        plan, and recovered virtually all of its costs.

        He created the Making Home Affordable home refinancing plan.

        Obama oversaw the creation of more jobs in 2010 alone than Bush
        did in eight years.

        He oversaw a bailout of General Motors that saved at least 1.4
        million jobs, and put pressure on the company to change its
        practices, resulting in GM returning to its place as the top car
        company in the world.

        Obama also doubled funding for the Manufacturing Extension
        Partnership which is designed to improve manufacturing efficiency.

        He signed the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act giving the
        federal government more tools to investigate and prosecute fraud
        in every corner of the financial system. It also created a
        bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to investigate the
        financial fraud that led to the economic meltdown.

        Obama signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and
        Disclosure (CARD) Act, which was designed to protect consumers
        from unfair and deceptive credit card practices.

        He increased infrastructure spending after years of neglect.

        Obama signed the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, expanding
        on the Making Home Affordable Program to help millions of
        Americans avoid preventable foreclosures. The bill also provided
        $2.2 billion to help combat homelessness, and to stabilize the
        housing market.

        Through the Worker, Home Ownership, and Business Assistance Act
        of 2009, Obama and Congressional Democrats provided tax credits to
        first-time home buyers, which helped the U.S. housing market

        He initiated a $15 billion plan designed to encourage increased
        lending to small businesses.

        Obama created, which allows for online collaboration
        between small businesses and experts re managing a business. (The
        program has since merged with

        He played a lead role in getting the G-20 Summit to commit to a
        $1.1 trillion deal to combat the global financial crisis.

        Obama took steps to improve minority access to capital.

        He created a $60 billion bank to fund infrastructure improvements
        such as roads and bridges.

        He implemented an auto industry rescue plan, and saved as many as
        1 million jobs.
        Many are of the opinion that he saved the entire auto industry,
        and even the economy of the entire Midwest.

        Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Obama saved
        at least 300,000 education jobs, such as teachers, principals,
        librarians, and counselors that would have otherwise been lost.

        Obama dismantled the Minerals Management Service, thereby moving
        forward to cut ties between energy companies and the government.

        He provided funding to states and the Department of Homeland
        Security to save thousands of police and firefighter jobs from
        being cut during the recession.

        He used recovered TARP money to fund programs at local housing
        finance agencies in California, Florida, Nevada, Arizona and

        Obama crafted an Executive order establishing the President’s
        Advisory Council on Financial Capability to assist in financial
        education for all Americans.

        Obama ordered 65 executives who took bailout money to cut their
        own pay until they paid back all bailout money.

        He pushed through and got passed Dodd-Frank, one of the largest
        and most comprehensive Wall Street reforms since the Great

        Dodd-Frank also included the creation of the Consumer Financial
        Protection Bureau

        Obama made it so that banks could no longer use YOUR money to
        invest in high-risk financial instruments that work against their
        own customers’ interests.

        He supported the concept of allowing stockholders to vote on
        executive compensation.

        Obama wholly endorsed and supported the Foreign Account Tax
        Compliance Act of 2009 that would close offshore tax avoidance

        He made a deal with Swiss banks that permits the US government to
        gain access to the records of criminals and tax evaders.

        He established a Consumer Protection Financial Bureau designed to
        protect consumers from financial sector excesses.

        Obama oversaw and then signed the most sweeping food safety
        legislation since the Great Depression.

      • James Wherry

        It is still a shock to their system: a president who is actually a man of his word and keeps his campaign promises.

        Remember that the first people who President Trump ran against were the Republican establishment.

        I suspect that the far left is actually jealous of us: they despised Hillary Clinton as well and hoped they would get Bernie Sanders, because they believed that he would keep his promises as well.

        • Andy Dufresne

          The “promises” are the mirage that the dunces focus on while he screws the country as you are preoccupied. Sheep !

          • James Wherry

            So long as he’s not selling our jobs overseas with bad trade deals (PPT cancelled/NAFTA up for renegotiation) and he’s kicking out the illegal aliens – sounds like a plan.

      • Andy Dufresne

        If there is an America in 8 yrs. Read much ?

    • William Robert

      It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that this is gambling.
      Those pointed out in the article know the in’s and outs of the systems they and/or their predecessor’s created, if they use the knowledge to fix it for the people they’ll be heros, if they use it as it has been we’re all screwed.
      The lack of forthcoming information or any release of plans doesn’t bode well for the people, as all we can do is look at their past dealings….
      ..and the fact that anyway it goes, they’ve nothing to lose as they’ll remain wealthy.

      • Andy Dufresne

        Trickle down may raise the GDP , but it never raises the wages for the workers. Its a facade….

    • GALT

      The “laws of nature” do not require you to get permission to survive?

      Why do the laws of man require it? When was the last time a law stopped
      an earthquake, hurricane, tornado or blizzard…..a famine or an epidemic…
      a bear attack or a plague of locusts?

      If civilization was supposed to be an improvement over the vagaries of
      nature…..something is a bit out of whack…..but that could just be me.

    • James Wherry



      President Trump is OPPOSED by Republicans like David Koch who want cheap, imported labor.

      • tapatio


        • James Wherry

          Whoa, whoa. Slow down there, little Hitler.

          Who is it you want to rape? I thought you people just sent everyone else to the gas chambers when your buddy ruled Germany during World War II.

          Are you guys going to start doing rape, now? Honestly! What will you little rascals think of next?

          • tapatio


            For those who are unaware, James Wherry is the “resident” Zionist troll on Mint Press. His function is to denigrate the articles here and attack anyone who tells the truth about US Imperialism, Zionism, Judaism or its gods – the Rothschild-Bilderberg Predatory Empire.

            Mr Wherry is a former major in the US Army who was employed in “Civil Affairs”, the organization that involved in “enhanced” techniques to render populations docile and obedient to whatever puppet the Empire placed over them. He has bragged on Mint Press about helping to train the state terrorists of Uganda.

            Mr. Wherry is also what is called a “gay” chickenhawk – older men who prey on young boys.. It’s actually a sub-species of ped0phile – too cowardly to actually run the risk of attacking children and turns their attention to barely legal young men. In Mr Wherry’s case, he obtained a young Filipino boy through a web site that handles such transactions, brought the boy to the US and “married” him. Presumably, the boy’s birth certificate is authentic (difficult to know in a country like the Philippines, where any official document is available for under $100). At any event, Mr Wherry appears to be a very, very dissipated 50-something and the boy looks like he should be in junior high school.

            I know this because James Wherry trolled me for some months, on this site, until I became sufficiently irritated. He was stupid enough to use his real name and a traceable photo, making it easy to investigate him and do a background check.


            “”I’m very happy about it,” James Wherry said. “Marriage is the bedrock of our society. I hope that same-sex couples can rejuvenate and revitalize marriage and give it the respect it is due.””





            Anyone wishing to chat with James Wherry on the subjects of Jew crimes, Jews defrauding of America and war crime involvement by US Army “Civil Affairs” could do so at this address…………….
            JAMES WHERRY
            6300 MILGEN RD, APT 1403
            COLUMBUS, GA 31907
            (Wherry claims to have moved from the above address)
            OR AT
            6450 Way Ave Bldg 2839 • Fort Benning, GA 31905
            (Fort Benning is home of School of the Americas. Wherry has claimed that he has never worked at Fort Benning – he lied)

            I’m sure Wherry would also love to show how to buy boy s-x slaves from third world countries and show the one he brought home from the Philippines

          • James Wherry

            *** WARNING *** Below are comments by the neo-NAZ! of this webpage. He hates JEWS – not “Israelis” or “Zionists” but just plain Jews and calls gays “unnatural” and claim they have a “disease.” Then, he turns around and pretends to be a Green Party member.


      • Tommie Gorman

        Now for the right to work and MAGA. Not since the 60’s has the USA been doing so well as it soon will again.

        • James Wherry

          Tommie, truthfully, I am not a fan of “right to work” laws. I support the rights of citizens to organize and to collectively bargain and I do not want to see the minimum wage busted.

          • Tommie Gorman

            I don’t think the minimum wage will get busted. It has a purpose that can’t be fullfilled otherwise.

            As of December 2014, unions were exempt from recent minimum wage increases in Chicago, Illinois, SeaTac, Washington, and Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, as well as the California cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Long Beach, San Jose, Richmond, and Oakland. SO really I don’t think the UNION had anything to do with it.

            What I read says a right to have to pay the mob bosses through union dues to maybe come to your defense if you are in trouble at work, And the union never backed me as a white boy. And I was always in good standing. All right to work means is you have to join the union to get a job and pay, but with right to work you DON’T have to pay the mafia for the right to work.

            • James Wherry

              I am sorry for the experience that you had with your union. I have worked with many UAW members from Illinois and Iowa and that is a very strong union, but I have also worked for others who report similar bad experiences from other unions.

              Union members are free to vote they are unions out and should do so if they failed to serve the needs of the actual employees. I fear that collective-bargaining does not work, unless you can enforce it on all of your fellow employees through popular vote under Americas union rules.

              • Tommie Gorman

                First off of course the UAW defend the workers. Look at the money they get from them. As to my experience once fired the union did not give a crap and this was after a non response first. Non employ and done. The steel workers and coal miners used to be a great unions also, till the steel work went to Japan instead back in the early 80’s, and now China. Glad to see they will be getting their jobs rolling again, unlike it would have been with Hillary. I hated it when Hillary/Obama thought it was funny they were losing jobs and said get used to it. Probably one of the things I really despised about Hillary. Sitting on her fat cow and laughing at the ones her and Obama put out of work.

      • Andy Dufresne

        You want to pay double for all your daily goods ? you cant just switch our whole way of life overnight and expect it to come out better. You are a moron !