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Sat Apr 29, 2017, 08:45 AM

Trump Is Poised to Preside Over a Crackdown on Unions

"He's following the script from the Chamber of Commerce."

Donald Trump got a higher share of the vote among union members in last year's election than any Republican presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan, helping propel him to victory in key Rust Belt states and to the White House. Since his inauguration, he has continued to sound populist notes. He signed a "Buy American, Hire American" executive order and promised to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. He has invited labor leaders to the White House for chummy photo ops, and some have praised him in return.

But beyond these symbolic gestures, Trump's actual track record on organized labor is quickly moving in the opposite direction. That's because his greatest impact is likely to come from his high-profile appointments, which appear poised to decimate the power of unions.

Trump's overtures to unions have so far struck labor advocates as hollow. His Buy American order is vaguely worded and unlikely to have much effect on manufacturing and trade. On NAFTA, his stance has seemed to change several times just in the past few days, and he now says he won't scrap it "at this time."

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 09:05 AM

1. I want to feel sorry for these members. I can not comprehend why they thought

Trump would help them.

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Sat Apr 29, 2017, 09:08 AM

2. Republicans have a long history of hating unions and Trump is no different. Unions help protect th


Give Him The Finger‏ @protestcards 22h22 hours ago

Republicans have a long history of hating unions and Trump is no different.
Unions help protect the employees.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/04/donald-trump-anti-union-president-acosta-gorsuch
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Response to riversedge (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 11:03 AM

3. Why do some women stay with men who beat them up?

These union voters who went for trump are no different. Repeating the same mistakes while trying to get a different result, never works!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 11:05 AM

4. To all the union members who voted for this piece of shit, fuck you.

Sincerely.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 11:11 AM

5. More Godwin's Law in real life...

The unions voted for Hitler. He made them a Labor Day holiday, then he disbanded unions.

On a softer note, this is what Reagan did, too.

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