One of the Most Important Union Fights in Years Is Happening in South Carolina Right Now

Feb 2 2017, BY COLE STANGLER - If a Boeing plant of 3,000 workers successfully unionizes, it will represent a major victory for labor in the Deep South. As opposition to Donald Trump's presidency mounts, progressives have scrambled to find signs of hope. Will Democratic senators vote against Trump's cabinet picks or try to block Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch? Can street protests coalesce into a movement at the ballot box? In South Carolina—an area hardly on liberal America's radar—a multiracial group of blue-collar workers is poised to deliver a simple message that requires no question marks and should resonate with wage-earners nationwide: They want a union.

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Retailers join to denounce border tax

Coalition highlights consumer cost of Trump proposal.

Feb 01, 2017 - A coalition of consumer businesses including state and national trade groups representing food retailers have banded together to oppose border taxes such as those floated by President Trump in recent weeks.

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Right to Work Is Wrong for Your Family—Whether You Are Union or Not. Here’s Why

02/04/2017, By Jesse Isbell - This post originally appeared at Medium.

I spent 36 years working at the Bridgestone Tire plant in Oklahoma City. The work was hard but rewarding. It afforded me the opportunity to provide for my family, always ensure there was enough food at the table and that my kids were afforded every modest opportunity to grow up in a household that was stable, secure and free from worry. That all changed suddenly in 2006, five years after Oklahoma passed a so-called "right to work" law that was billed by politicians as a job creator.

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