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Canadian Mounties to the Rescue of American Workers

The Canadian Royal Mounties have offered to ride to the rescue of beleaguered American workers. It doesn’t sound right. Americans perceive themselves to be the heroes. They are, after all, the country whose intervention won World War II, the country whose symbol, the...

Working on Labor Day to Recover from Harvey

Watching helplessly as flood waters rose was not an option for Brandon Parker. This Texas refinery worker and member of the United Steelworkers (USW) union has a jacked-up Suburban and a friend with a boat. There was no way he was going to let family members,...

No More Trickle-Down Trade Deals

Free trade be damned. People don’t need any more free trade. They need jobs. And not just any jobs. They need good jobs with living wages and decent benefits. That’s what negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico must prioritize as they begin talks this...

Workers Need Better Trade Deals, Not More Talk

President Donald Trump, author of “The Art of the Deal,” said this week that China is giving American workers and companies a crummy one. He promised to do something about it. This occurred within days of his Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, demanding “fair, free and...

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