● Press launch of the week:
“The traditional knowledge created by Trump was a story of White working-class voters being the one injured celebration damage by commerce,” stated Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s World Commerce Watch who co-wrote the report with analysis director Daniel Rangel. “In truth, working-class folks of all races and ethnicities received slammed by our commerce insurance policies, however the information present it’s Black and Latino employees who’ve suffered the heaviest injury.”
● The labor movement hasn’t won anything yet, writes Hamilton Nolan
● Ellen David Friedman has some concepts about How to keep on keeping on
● Responses to President-elect Joe Biden’s alternative of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for labor secretary:
Paid Depart for All:
“As Mayor and a union chief, Mr. Walsh has a confirmed observe file of advocacy on behalf of the paid go away motion, together with his work to offer paid go away to Metropolis of Boston workers. He has been an outspoken proponent of paid go away and we thank him for that dedication.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka:
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh can be an distinctive labor secretary for a similar motive he was an impressive mayor: he carried the instruments. As a longtime union member, Walsh is aware of that collective bargaining is crucial to constructing again higher by combating inequality, beating COVID-19 and increasing alternatives for immigrants, ladies and folks of coloration. He can have the ear of the White Home, the Cupboard and Congress as we work to extend union density and create a stronger, fairer America. From the Boston Constructing and Development Trades Council to the Massachusetts State Home to the mayor’s workplace to his personal private journey with overcoming dependancy, Marty Walsh has all the time been a fighter who understands the facility of working folks standing collectively for a greater life.
Marty will hit the bottom working as a relentless employee advocate and ally, each contained in the administration and within the public sphere. He’ll battle for dignity and respect for all employees, together with for his or her proper to unionize, for well being and security requirements, to boost the minimal wage and to make sure employees and their unions have a possibility to thrive. And he’ll assist reverse President Trump’s 4 years of callous and craven assaults.