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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...

Don’t Dawdle on Economic and National Security

The future of the American steel and aluminum industries is not a matter for dithering. Each mill and smelter that remains operating is too vital. Each is too crucial to the economic viability of a corporation, a community, and thousands of workers and their families....

A New NAFTA Must Help, Not Hurt, Workers

Promises were made. And workers believed candidate Donald Trump when he pledged to stop corporations from exporting American factories. Workers cast votes based on Trump swearing he would end the trade cheating that kills American jobs. This week, though, workers got...

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