American Bridge Statement On Andrew Puzder’s Nomination for Labor Secretary

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement on Donald Trump’s nomination of Andrew Puzder to be Labor Secretary:

“Donald Trump has spent his life attacking working families. Even today, Trump continues to fight workers and their unions for standing up to him with facts. The simple truth is that Trump built his fortune by cheating small business owners, contractors, and his employees.

“What might be good for Trump and Andrew Puzder’s bottom line is disastrous for American workers. Both Trump and Puzder have stolen wages from their own workers — Trump at his hotels and Purzder at Carl’s Jr. chains.

“In Andrew Puzder, Trump found a Labor Secretary that would help him roll back the minimum wage, end the overtime rule that will raise wages for millions, weaken safeguards for workers, and to wipe out unions. Puzder’s nomination is more proof that Trump is not, and will never be, on the […]

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Not For The First Time, Donald Trump Is Attacking Working People

I fight the unions very hard.” –Donald Trump, 2/17/16

 

Last night, Trump blamed Carrier workers for their jobs being outsourced — less than a week after he bragged about gifting Carrier a $7 million tax break while it offshored 1,300 jobs.

Unsurprisingly, Trump’s assault on the president of the United Steelworkers’ Carrier union isn’t his first attack on working people.

 
NBC News: Trump Launches Tweet Attack on Carrier Steel Union Boss for Fact-Checking Him

Politico: Labor board: Trump hotel violated labor law

USA Today: Hundreds allege Donald Trump doesn’t pay his bills

Palm Beach Post: Trump again hires foreign workers for Mar-a-Lago — little change in pay

ABC News: Help Wanted: Trumps Seek Foreign Workers for US Businesses

The Hill: Report: Trump has refused to pay hundreds of workers

The Guardian: Trump calls for end to federal minimum wage as views shift

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Keep Doing Photo-Ops Kelly, NH Knows You Won’t Fight For Working Families

Another day, another photo-op by Senator Kelly Ayotte.

Once again, Senator Ayotte is making her rounds at fast food drive-thrus, but don’t be fooled, Ayotte is no working man’s hero.

She’s spent her time in Washington working hard to protect big corporate executives and the top 1% get tax cuts at the expense of the middle and working class. Senator Ayotte might be all smiles today, but she’s voted at least four times against raising the minimum wage.

While the people Ayotte meets at her latest photo-op are struggling on less than a living wage, Senator Ayotte is making sure the Kochs and big corporations can continue to line their pockets on the backs of hard working Americans.

Senator Ayotte can cheese her way across the state all she likes — New Hampshire knows she doesn’t fight for working families.

Background:

AYOTTE VOTED AGAINST RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE AT LEAST FOUR TIMES

2015: Ayotte Voted Against Raising The […]

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Donald Trump Doesn’t Respect Working Families

Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board ordered Donald Trump to sit down with the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 workers at his Las Vegas hotel. His employees voted to join the Culinary Union in December of 2015, but Trump has since stalled nearly a year, refusing to recognize the workers’ rights and bargain with them.

Even worse, Trump intimidated his workers as they sought to unionize, threatening their jobs.

That contempt is representative of Donald Trump’s career of stiffing small business owners and disrespecting working families. “I fight the unions very hard,” Donald Trump brags. And on that, if nothing else, the Republican nominee practices what he preaches.

Trump says he and Mike Pence will bring back jobs, but when you get past the empty rhetoric, Trump-Pence’s anti-working families record and agenda speaks for itself:

Outsourcing and Boosting Outsourcing Companies

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Trump-Pence: Make America Outsource Again!

It’s fitting that Donald Trump and Mike Pence are making a half-hearted, last-minute visit to Ohio to “commemorate” Labor Day, because their ticket’s anti-working families agenda and joint records of facilitating outsourcing are characterized by a similar half-hearted ambivalence and thinly-veiled disdain.

Trump and Pence’s trip to Ohio particularly highlights the pair’s joint opposition to the 2009 auto rescue that saved over 200,000 jobs in Ohio. And their continued opposition to the successful initiative will be especially in focus with the two campaigning in Youngstown, near GM’s Lordstown Chevrolet Cruze plant, which had to lay off 1,000 workers before the rescue but now employs 4,500.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement on Trump and Pence’s sham Labor Day observance: 

“The breadth of Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s policy agenda would do nothing to help America’s working families, and in actuality undermine workers’ well-being and right to fair wages.

“From the Trump-Pence […]

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Memorándum: Cómo Marco Rubio le ha fallado a Florida

Cuando Marco Rubio rompió con su promesa de no postularse para la reelección en la Florida, demostró que su camino estaría atado a la mentalidad valemadrista de Donald Trump. Lo que no sabíamos en ese momento era la fuerza con la cual Rubio apoyaría a Trump y cómo se convertiría en un seguidor de sus políticas racistas y xenófobas que son tan peligrosas para nuestro país.

Rubio está elevando más aún su apoyo hacia Trump: dice que está dispuesto a aparecer en la campaña con Donald Trump.Recientemente, el Sun Sentinel reportó que Rubio “el jueves por la noche dio un fuerte discurso electoral – en favor de elegir a Donald Trump a presidente.”

A pesar de creer que Trump no se puede confiar con los códigos nucleares y de negarse a decir que Trump está calificado para ser el Comandante en Jefe, Marco Rubio sigue apoyándolo y está dispuesto a […]

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MEMO: How Marco Rubio Has Failed Florida

When Marco Rubio reneged on his pledge to not run for reelection in Florida, it was clear that his path would be linked with Donald Trump’s bull-in-a-china-shop mentality. What we didn’t know at the time was just how forcefully Rubio would support Trump and become an advocate for his racist, xenophobic policies that are dangerous to our country.

Rubio is now taking his Trump endorsement to the next level: He says he’s open to campaigning with Donald Trump. Recently, the Sun Sentinel reported that Rubio “delivered a strong election pitch Thursday night — to elect Donald Trump president.”

Despite believing that Trump cannot be trusted with the nuclear codes and refusing to say that Trump is qualified to be Commander in Chief, Marco Rubio is still supporting him and willing to campaign on his behalf. That’s just one reason why Marco Rubio has failed Florida during his term in the Senate. From […]

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Pence To Plug Anti-Working Families Ticket At Non-Union Manufacturer

It’s fitting that Mike Pence is today campaigning at a non-union, Pipersville, PA, manufacturer, because Pence and Donald Trump have a decidedly anti-working families agenda.

For starters, there’s Trump’s baffling hypocrisy on outsourcing. The self-styled “opponent” of outsourcing has not only profited off outsourcing companies that he’s criticized, but also outsourced the production of his own Trump-branded products and imported foreign workers at prolific levels.

And then there’s the Trump-Pence tax plan, which would add $10 trillion in debt and disproportionately boot top income-earners. Donald Trump’s tax proposal would also, among other things, deliver “extremely large and unprecedented tax-cut windfalls for people with incomes exceeding $1 million a year, almost certainly at the expense of low- and middle-income households.”

Here’s where else the Trump-Pence ticket stands:

Anti-Minimum Wage

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Trump Opposes The Federal Minimum Wage

Forget raising the federal minimum wage, if Donald Trump gets his way, there won’t be a federal minimum wage at all. When Trump was asked in May if the “federal government [should] set a floor,” he made his position very clear: “No, I’d rather have the states go out and do what they have to do.”

But that shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone, because Donald Trump’s on multiple occasions insisted that “wages are too high“ — apparently indifferent to the fact that minimum wage earners pulling in $15,000 per year are living in poverty.

Donald Trump pretends he’s for working families, but he’s only ever been in it for himself, from Trump University, which targeted seniors, single parents, and veterans, to his willingness to stiff small business owners and co-investorswhile he made millions.

The real Donald Trump doesn’t have workers’ best interests at heart — he’s selfish, he’s exploitative, […]

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Marco Rubio Thinks Trump’s “Wholly” Unfit To Be President — But Will Vote For Him & Likes His Policies

Marco Rubio knows who the real Donald Trump is — but he’s supporting him and speaking on his behalf tonight anyway. During the presidential primary, Rubio (quite correctly) implied that Trump is racist and called Trump a “con artist” who is “wholly unprepared to be president of the United States.” Even now, Rubio doesn’t believe Trump can be counted on to be a composed, mature leader — and he still doesn’t think Trump can be trusted with the nuclear codes.

Yet here’s Rubio, shilling for a man he once mocked for having small handswetting his pants, and being “orange.”

Why? Because Rubio can’t help himself — he likes Donald Trump’s policies.

Immigration: Marco Rubio‘s pledged to reverse DACA and DAPA and said, “We are going to have to deport some people.” Donald Trump has said he’d end DACA and DAPA and pledged to oversee the mass-deportation of 11 million undocumented immigrants.
Anti-Choice: Marco Rubio opposes abortion,  Read more after the jump.