On Wednesday, John Gizzi, White House correspondent for the conservative site Newsmax, wrote that AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka had declined to rule out endorsing Donald Trump’s re-election in 2020. “Well, he will be looked at [for the labor endorsement],” Gizzi quoted Trumka as saying. “Everyone [of the…
Our nation’s teachers unions have had a whiplash of a year, from the statewide teachers’ strikes that have swept the country to last week’s Supreme Court ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case that could severely hurt their membership. America’s most powerful teachers’ union leader says there is much, much more to come.
Around the time of Trump’s inauguration, when America’s maximum diffuse liberal rage was seeking an outlet, there was discussion of a general strike. Then, it was an implausible fantasy. Now? Let’s have a serious talk.
You are labor. I am labor. Everyone who works for a living is labor. So why are we getting our asses kicked?
The most powerful labor leader in America is facing declining membership and the most hostile presidential administration in memory. He says that he’s an “optimist.” But should he be?