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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Trump Celebrates Deal To Outsource 1,300 Jobs

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement on Donald Trump celebrating his “deal” to give Carrier millions in tax breaks as it continues to outsource:

“For his entire career, Donald Trump has outsourced, imported foreign labor, and profited off companies that offshore jobs. Trump claimed he’d ‘bring back jobs,’ but now he’s celebrating a deal to give away millions in tax breaks to an outsourcing company that’s shipping 1,300 jobs to Mexico. Empty campaign promises aside, Trump is clearly still an outsourcer at heart.”

Background:

“The Scant Details That Have Emerged So Far Raise Doubts About The Extent Of The Victory…This Suggests Hundreds Will Still Lose Their Jobs At The Factory.”

“[T]he scant details that have emerged so far raise doubts about the extent of the victory. By enabling Carrier’s Indianapolis plant to stay open, the deal spares about 800 union workers whose jobs were going to be outsourced to Mexico, according […]

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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

Trump: Trump has styled himself as an opponent of outsourcing, but he’s hypocritically  Read more after the jump.

NEW REPORT: Blunt Took Over $2.5 Million From Companies That Outsourced Missouri Jobs

Senator Roy Blunt has taken more than $2.5 million in campaign contributions from companies that outsourced Missouri jobs. Blunt regularly calls himself a jobs champion — but the only jobs he’s helping create are ones in Mexico, China, and India.

According to a new report by American Bridge, Blunt received donations from companies that sent more than 5,300 Missouri jobs overseas, supporting policies that hurt American workers and even veterans.

From the report:

Companies that outsourced at least 5,348 Missouri jobs contributed $2,532,814 to Blunt’s campaigns and PACs. Many of the jobs for which was data were available went to Mexico, China, and India.
Blunt voted against studying the effects of outsourcing and voted repeatedly to protect companies that moved overseas in order to avoid paying taxes in the United States.
Blunt has also voted against denying tax benefits to companies that moved their money overseas, effectively incentivizing offshoring. By doing so, […]

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Trump-Pence: Broad-Shouldered Outsourcers

Pence wants to talk about “putting American workers in the back seat”? Here’s his and Trump’s abysmal record on outsourcing:

Mike Pence always mentions that he’s a “Christian, a conservative, and a Republican–in that order.” However, he conveniently leaves out “outsourcer.”

 

Pence has given taxpayer incentives to Indiana companies that ship jobs overseas and Trump has built his business on products that come from abroad.

 

Trump and Outsourcing

Trump has consistently profited off companies that outsource — including Carrier Corporation. That’s just the start of Trump’s hypocrisy on the issue. Essentially every Trump-branded product is (was, for the many now-defunct goods) manufactured overseas; from Bangladesh and Vietnam, to Honduras and Mexico.

Trump has also brought in thousands of foreign workers over the years, having sought “at least 1,100 foreign worker visas since 2000.” Even as he’s launched his presidential bid, Trump companies have continued to bring in foreign workers, including at […]

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Trump-Pence Loves Outsourcing

Donald Trump is once again talking a tough game about protecting U.S. jobs, but his and Mike Pence’s records on outsourcing don’t give either of them much credibility.

Trump and Outsourcing

Trump claims he’s against outsourcing, even as he profits off companies that outsource — and that’s just the start of his hypocrisy on the issue. Essentially every Trump-branded product is (was, for the many now-defunct goods) manufactured overseas; from Bangladesh and Vietnam, to Honduras and Mexico.

And on top of that, Trump has also brought in thousands of foreign workers over the years, having sought “at least 1,100 foreign worker visas since 2000.” Even as he’s launched his presidential bid, Trump companies have continued to bring in foreign workers, including at his Mar-a-Lago club and at Trump Vineyard.

Pence and Outsourcing

Pence’s outsourcing record is no better than Trump’s: he’s approved millions in taxpayer funds for companies that outsourced or went on to outsource.

As chair of Indiana’s “jobs” agency, […]

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Trump And Pence Highlight Their Outsourcing Records With OH, PA Trips

Today, as Donald Trump and Mike Pence visit Ohio and Pennsylvania, respectively, promising to create jobs in the U.S., their records of outsourcing jobs stand in stark contrast to their pro-working families rhetoric.

Trump has often claimed, “I’m going to bring back jobs.” But Trump’s record of outsourcinginvesting in outsourcing companies, and importing foreign labor rather than hire American workers, suggests otherwise. So too does his running mate’s history of approving $24 million tax payer-funded incentives to companies that off-shored jobs.

Watch “Trump-Pence: Make America Outsource Again!” here.

Trump and Outsourcing

Trump constantly rails on outsourcing companies — including companies that he’s invested in and profited off — and that’s just the start of his outsourcing hypocrisy problem. Essentially all of his Trump-branded products are outsourced and manufactured overseas; from Bangladesh and Vietnam, to Honduras and Mexico.

On […]

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Trump Invested In And Profited Off Of Ford, Other Outsourcing Companies

Donald Trump just unloaded another unhinged and hypocritical rant on outsourcing.

While Trump has invested in and profited off of companies including Ford that send American jobs to other countries, one of his favorite campaign rallying points is attacking those same companies.  The truth is Trump doesn’t care about American workers or outsourcing companies – if he did, he wouldn’t make his own clothing line overseas.

Trump is running a campaign around his business record, but that record is a sham. He’s made his money by ripping off hard working families, single mothers, small businesses, and even veterans. He’s invested in corporations that cut corners and send jobs to foreign countries to save a buck. Both he and his running mate, Mike Pence, were against the auto bailout that saved millions of jobs and helped revitalize the American economy.

Trump has always put his business interests ahead of doing what’s right for […]

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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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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

Trump: Trump has said “wages [are] too high” and, even worse, has  Read more after the jump.