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    Democrat Joe Biden ignored his decades-long record on offshoring American auto jobs in a pitch to auto workers in Macomb County, Michigan, this week. “It’s never a good bet to bet against the American worker,” Biden said in a speech, as he posed in front of American-made pickup trucks. Biden said his administration will prioritize “consequences for offshoring” and “rewards and incentives” for creating American jobs, mostly through tax penalties and credits. With a decades-long record on the issue of offshoring, Biden glossed over his past without the most subtle mention of what free trade with Mexico, South Korea, and China has done to the American auto industry. In the most famous case, highlighted by Breitbart News last year, Biden delivered a speech on the Senate floor in November 1993 supporting the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As part of the speech, Biden claimed that NAFTA would help drive up...
    In his first campaign visit to Michigan as the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden focused on jobs—on his own plans to create them and on Donald Trump’s failures on that front. Biden opened by slamming the “life-and-death betrayal of the American people”—at the same time that Trump was publicly denying the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic, he was privately telling journalist Bob Woodward that he was deliberately underplaying the threat. But the pandemic isn’t Trump’s only failure, Biden made clear. “Even before President Trump’s failed response to COVID-19 crashed our economy, his tariff war with China had thrown American manufacturing into a recession—it was already contracting in 2019,” Biden said. “Even before COVID-19, Trump was creating on average 500,000 fewer jobs per year during his first three years in office than in the last three years of the Obama-Biden Administration.” Speaking in Warren, Michigan, Biden pointed specifically to Trump’s promises on a visit to Warren...
    President Trump has made Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s decades-long record on supporting the offshoring of American jobs a key point in his campaign speeches. “For 47 years, Joe Biden took the donations of blue-collar workers, gave them hugs and even kisses, and told them he felt their pain — and then he flew back to Washington and voted to ship their jobs to China and many other distant lands,” Trump said in his Republican National Convention speech. The line was a reference to Biden’s support for China’s entering the World Trade Organization (WTO), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), normalizing U.S. trade relations with China, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). “While Joe Biden has spent nearly five decades shipping jobs overseas and supporting disastrous trade deals like NAFTA that killed US jobs, President Trump is prioritizing American workers, negotiating better trade deals,...
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- American Airlines will let employees wear Black Lives Matter pins on their uniforms, calling it a matter of equality and not politics.With the move, American joins Starbucks, Delta Air Lines and other major companies that let employees wear items supporting the movement that protests police violence against Blacks.An American Airlines spokeswoman said Tuesday that Black employees saw workers at other airlines wearing a Black Lives Matter pin and asked if they could too."Fundamentally, we believe Black Lives Matter is an expression of equality, not a political statement," said the spokeswoman, Sarah Jantz. "It doesn't mean other lives don't matter, rather that in our society Black lives should matter and be valued the same as others."American, which is based in Fort Worth, Texas, is working with Black employees to design the pin. The airline allows other pins including ones supporting Christians, veterans and LGBTQ people.Starbucks reportedly banned...
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- American Airlines will let employees wear Black Lives Matter pins on their uniforms, calling it a matter of equality and not politics.With the move, American joins Starbucks, Delta Air Lines and other major companies that let employees wear items supporting the movement that protests police violence against Blacks.An American Airlines spokeswoman said Tuesday that Black employees saw workers at other airlines wearing a Black Lives Matter pin and asked if they could too."Fundamentally, we believe Black Lives Matter is an expression of equality, not a political statement," said the spokeswoman, Sarah Jantz. "It doesn't mean other lives don't matter, rather that in our society Black lives should matter and be valued the same as others."American, which is based in Fort Worth, Texas, is working with Black employees to design the pin. The airline allows other pins including ones supporting Christians, veterans and LGBTQ people.Starbucks reportedly banned...
    Meaghan Ellis September 8, 2020 0 Comments Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is vowing to bring unprecedented improvements to the United States labor force if he is elected president in November. On Monday, Biden participated in a virtual event with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka where he voiced his concerns about the obstacles American workers are facing. “There used to be a basic bargain in this country: workers shared in the wealth their work helped create,” Biden said. With all that has transpired over the last several months with the coronavirus pandemic, Biden noted that “we literally couldn’t survive” without the hard work and dedication of front-line workers as he stressed the importance of valuing American workers. Biden also expressed support for union workers as he promised to be the “strongest labor president” the United States has ever had. “If I have the honor of becoming your president,...
    It’s no secret that the Social Security program faces a very real threat of running out of money. Thanks to impressive advancements in the medical world, the ratio of workers to retirees is now decreasing too quickly, and the future availability of retirement funds for millions of Americans is in serious doubt. Internal agency assessments predict that the program’s trust fund reserves will be completely depleted by 2034 unless significant reforms are enacted before then. Of course, many open-border advocates use this as an opportunity to call for more mass-immigration, including amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, to immediately boost the number of workers in the United States. However, will simply adding new migrants to the economy solve the impending financial crisis facing the Social Security program? Any way you approach that question, the answer is a resounding “no.” Unchecked immigration will not save Social Security. In fact, the Social...
            by Noreen Nasir, Alexandra Jaffe and Kathleen Ronayne  HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump spent Monday diminishing each other’s credentials on the economy and understanding of the American worker as the presidential campaign entered its final, post-Labor Day stretch. While workers live by an “American code,” Biden said Trump “lives by a code of lies, greed and selfishness” as he met with labor leaders in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a key swing state. Trump, meanwhile, tried to put the halting economic recovery under the best light in a White House press conference where he said Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, would “destroy this country and would destroy this economy.” Labor Day typically marks the unofficial start to the fall campaign season as candidates accelerate their activity for the final sprint to Election Day. Both campaigns reflected that...
    Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump campaign works to set narrative ahead of pivotal debates with Biden Massachusetts proves Puerto Ricans are the secret key to Dem victory in November Trump says officials will investigate whether California is using 1619 Project in classrooms MORE vowed to be the “strongest labor president you’ve ever had” in a virtual event Monday with AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka. "You can be sure you will be hearing that word ‘union’ plenty of times if I’m in the White House," Biden said Monday. "If I have the honor of becoming your president, I'm going to be the strongest labor president you have ever had.” Union workers, Biden said, “live by a code, an American code, it sounds corny but it’s real. Honor, duty, country, something bigger than yourself.” The former vice president also took another shot at Trump over reports he called Americans killed in World War I...
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. presidential campaign turned to the homestretch Monday on the annual Labor Day holiday, with both Republican President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, focused on the fate of American workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.  With fewer than 60 days until the November 3 national election, Trump said on Twitter, “Jobs number, and the Economic comeback, are looking GREAT. Happy Labor Day!”  The U.S. leader’s tweet came ahead of an afternoon news conference at the White House. In a second tweet, he contended that the steady economic improvement from the pandemic was the “Biggest and Fastest Financial Recovery in History.”  He said 2021 “will be the best ever,” unless Biden is elected and takes command of the country in January. In that case, Trump claimed the world’s biggest economy would “CRASH!!!” because of higher taxes Biden has said he would seek...
    AMERICAN Airlines has allowed staff to wear BLM pins, which has sparked backlash amongst pro-police workers. This week, the commercial jet carrier announced that on-duty flight attendants are now allowed to wear Black Lives Matter pins on their uniforms. This has reportedly offended some of American Airlines' pro-police staffers in New York, because they consider the movement divisive and anti-cop. “I take offense to this,” one flight attendant told management in a blistering email cited by the New York Post. “Serious offense. My husband is a LEO (Law Enforcement Officer), as was my deceased father and as far as I’m concerned ALL LIVES MATTER. “I am completely disgusted at the fact that we can’t show support for our GOD, our COUNTRY, our LEOs but when it comes to BLM organization (which is controversial in itself), American Airlines says that’s obviously different. "And we can. How is that...
    Wisconsin farmer plants sunflower fields to provide a respite during this rough year Beloved grocery stores that are gone forever Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft New Car Gadget Magically Removes Scratches & Dents Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/33 SLIDES © Ben Shahn // Picryl History of workers' strikes in America Before the U.S. was even...
    A federal judge on Friday rejected a lawsuit by business groups and is allowing President Donald Trump to temporarily bar the entry of foreign contract workers who are hired to take the U.S. jobs needed by Americans. The decision is a big labor rights win for American employees because it recognizes a president can use his authority under section 212(f) of federal law to block the inflow of foreign workers if they have a damaging impact on Americans’ economic circumstances. “The court expands executive authority under 212(f) to previously unknown limits,” said a tweeted complaint from one of the lawyers who helps to import the foreign workers for U.S. jobs. The decision is a big setback for the Fortune 500 companies objecting to Trump’s June 22 proclamation. The proclamation temporarily bars the entry of foreign workers via the huge H-1B, J-1, H-2B, and L-1 labor pipelines, which keep roughly two million compliant...
    American Airlines is facing backlash among workers after allowing its cabin crew to wear Black Lives Matter pins on their uniforms while on duty. The nation's largest commercial jet carrier announced on Sunday that it would be introducing the new policy across its fleet. But it has already run into fierce opposition among staff with some saying they are 'completely disgusted' at the move and claiming that the BLM movement is divisive, promotes violence and is anti-police. Reaction to the decision has sparked fierce debate online with some passengers even calling for a boycott of the airline.  American Airlines is facing backlash among workers after allowing its cabin crew to wear Black Lives Matter pins on their uniforms while on duty (stock image) In a company-wide statement introducing the new policy American Airlines wrote: 'Clearly we live in a time where it is so important to have a dialogue about...
    The U.S. Congress first voted in 1894 to set aside a Labor Day holiday on the first Monday of every September. And according to the federal Department of Labor’s own website, the holiday is “… dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” You’ll notice nowhere in that verbiage, however, does it suggest Americans owe any debt of gratitude to, nor would it be appropriate to celebrate, organized labor. And if that was evident 126 years ago, it’s only been reinforced in the decades since. Union leaders are fond of taking credit for the introduction of the 40-hour work week, weekends, vacation pay, child labor laws and other positive labor developments — none of which, it’s true, existed at the dawn of the last century, when the...
    There’s pin-demonium brewing at American Airlines. Top brass at the nation’s largest commercial jet carrier is facing turbulence from within after it announced that flight attendants are now allowed to wear Black Lives Matter pins on their uniforms while on duty. The move has irked some of American’s white New York staffers, including those who have spouses or relatives who are cops — because they consider the BLM movement divisive and anti-police, saying it promotes or condones violence. “I take offense to this,” one veteran flight attendant said in an email to airline management obtained by The Post. “Serious offense. My husband is a LEO (Law Enforcement Officer), as was my deceased father and as far as I’m concerned ALL LIVES MATTER.” “I am completely disgusted at the fact that we can’t show support for our GOD, our COUNTRY, our LEOs but when it comes to BLM organization (which is...
    Matthew Rozsa September 6, 2020 12:00PM (UTC) On August 20, 91 cafeteria workers at Yahoo (which is owned by Verizon) were abruptly told that their jobs had been terminated. In response, the labor advocacy group Silicon Valley Rising organized a protest on Thursday, in which they called for Verizon to continue paying subcontracted service workers during the shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Salon spoke with one of those former cafeteria workers, Agustina Sanchez, who with the help of a translator told Salon that she feels the government has not met its obligation to help the working class. : "I think it's a big responsibility and it's an obligation," Sanchez said. "It's a role that the government should play, to protect workers that are vulnerable, and we're all vulnerable right now. We're vulnerable to getting sick too. We need to be able to be supported economically because we have bills that we...
    While COVID-19 can take away several events, the pandemic cannot take away a Holiday honoring the working class. Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contribution workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country. Labor Day 2020 will occur Monday, Sept. 7. Labor Day is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day weekend also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans and is celebrated with parties, street parades. However, the 2020 Labor Day will not see parades and most of the country hopes no parties for fear of the spread of COVID. According to History.com, Labor...
    EXCLUSIVE: Ivanka Trump is hitting the trail on Friday, traveling to Pennsylvania to campaign for four more years of her father’s administration, Fox News has learned.President Trump’s eldest daughter, and a White House senior adviser, will participate in a "fireside chat" in Honey Brook, Penn. on Friday afternoon. IVANKA TRUMP TOUTS HER FATHER AS THE 'PEOPLE'S PRESIDENT' AT REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION “Pennsylvania represents the heart of America and I am thrilled to once again be able to visit the keystone state,” Trump told Fox News. “The people of Pennsylvania know that the president has fought hard for them over the last three years—delivering on promises made, including USMCA, tax cuts, protecting essential manufacturing jobs.” She added: “And he will continue to fight for them with all of his heart and all of his might for the next four years.” The event, according to a Trump campaign official, is a political...
    cMichael Wayland / CNBC WARREN, Mich. – White House adviser Ivanka Trump touted President Donald Trump's support for American workers Wednesday in Michigan as her father seeks the support from blue-collar workers in his re-election campaign. General Motors CEO Mary Barra led Ivanka Trump on a tour of a new GM training facility on the automaker's global tech and design headquarters in suburban Detroit. Ivanka Trump actively engaged with employees and trainees, including an elbow bump with at least one and discussions with several others. She also heard about initiatives the automaker is taking to train new and veteran employees. "This is something that the president has been passionate about since the day he took office, championing the American worker and creating more pathways and opportunities for the American workers," Ivanka Trump said. Both the White House and GM downplayed the tour as a campaign event for President Donald Trump,...
    Earlier this week, a coalition of veteran and progressive groups demanded that the Joe Biden campaign commit that no Facebook executives or registered lobbyists would be appointed to the Biden transition team or future administration if elected. Groups like Defend American Democracy, the Open Markets Institute, and Demand Progress penned their letter, addressed to transition team leaders former Sen. Ted Kaufman and Yohannes Abraham, citing Facebook’s involvement in spreading “dangerous COVID-19 health conspiracies and supercharging election misinformation” as reasons not to hire any high-level company executives into key transition or administrative roles. In the letter, the groups requested that the campaign steer clear of onboarding any current senior executive, vice president, product manager, board member, C-suite executive, policy or regulatory official, or registered lobbyist into these positions. “We know the Biden transition would not consider people who work for or lobby on behalf of Tobacco companies or the National...
    DENVER (CBS4) — A new study ranked the hardest-working states in the U.S. and Colorado came in at no. 7. WalletHub compared the 50 states across 10 key indicators, ranging from average workweek hours to share of workers with multiple jobs to annual volunteer hours per resident. WalletHub ranked the top 10 hardest-working states: North Dakota Alaska Wyoming Texas Nebraska Oklahoma Colorado Virginia Maryland Hawaii “Even when given the chance to not work as hard, many Americans won’t. In fact, the average American only uses 54% of their available vacation time,” researchers stated. “However, while it may seem as if workers are happily pursuing the American Dream, many individuals’ reasons for working hard may not be so pleasant,” researchers explained. “Some fear that if they take time off they will look less dedicated to the job than other employees, risking a layoff. Others worry about falling behind on their work or are concerned...
    For the first time at the U.S. Open, the ball boys and girls have names on their backs. But not their own. Instead, the heroic health-care workers who have been on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19 in New York City will get well-deserved publicity in Flushing Meadows. It’s a nice thought gleaned from the NBA, where players are wearing messages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Ralph Lauren, the official outfitter of the Open, which provides uniforms for all on-court officials and the ball boys and girls, partnered with New York’s Mount Sinai Health System to honor their essential workers from the New York area in recognition of their efforts during the pandemic. Mount Sinai, the Open’s medical services provider, chose the 50 employees to be feted out of 600-plus submissions. However, a good chunk of the ball girls wore ponytails blocking out almost all...
    For the first time at the U.S. Open, the ball boys and girls have names on their backs. But not their own. Instead, the heroic health-care workers who have been on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19 in New York City will get well-deserved publicity in Flushing Meadows. It’s a nice thought gleaned from the NBA, where players are wearing messages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Ralph Lauren, the official outfitter of the Open, which provides uniforms for all on-court officials and the ball boys and girls, partnered with New York’s Mount Sinai Health System to honor their essential workers from the New York area in recognition of their efforts during the pandemic. Mount Sinai, the Open’s medical services provider, chose the 50 employees to be feted out of 600-plus submissions. However, a good chunk of the ball girls wore ponytails blocking out almost all...
    Reshoring of jobs to the United States spiked in 2019 to the highest rate, outside the Great Recession period, since at least 2002, though corporations continue offshoring American jobs, research reveals. Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) data, analyzed by Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) Chief Economist Jeff Ferry, finds that while the U.S. saw a surge in reshoring last year, multinational corporations like General Motors (GM), Verizon, Harley-Davidson, and Ford continue offshoring American jobs to foreign countries. CPA analysis from June showed that U.S. reshoring of jobs in 2019 experienced “its largest positive move since 2002 outside of the recession year 2009.” Ferry and Stephen Byers note: Reshoring took place in 2009 as the recession cut back on U.S. demand for manufactured imports. But the subsequent recovery led to a resumption of massive offshoring between 2010 and 2015, with strong negative reshoring indexes and a net loss of 5 percentage...
    Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., announced his strong opposition to Utah Sen. Mike Lee’s S.386 outsourcing bill, likely sinking the Utah Republican’s bill for the rest of the year. Lee’s S.386 bill aids the tech industry and visa workers from India and China “at the expense of American workers, highly skilled immigrants, workers from Latin America and Europe, as well as Florida’s most important industries,” Scott wrote in the August 31 op-ed in the Miami Herald. He continued: I’ve heard from many constituents about how this bill would impact people in Florida, especially those who came to Florida from Latin America. Florida’s booming economy and location as the gateway to Latin America has allowed us to become a global hub for trade and business. We must look at the sectors that eliminating this cap would unjustly benefit, particularly the tech industry, and what sectors it would hurt. … We need a...
    Florida GOP Sen. Rick Scott may be a secret agent for China, says a website registered by Immigration Voice, a group trying to put hundreds of thousands of India’s H-1B contract workers on a fast track to green cards and citizenship. The group is managed by immigrant Indian-Americans, and it has focused its fury on Scott since he blocked the Unanimous Consent passage of the S.386 bill on August 5. The bill is championed by the group and Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee, and it would dramatically expand the number of India’s contract workers who can get green cards and work permits in the United States. “Senator Rick Scott likes to say that he is an “America First” Conservative, but the truth is he is either a Chinese puppet, a milquetoast “Diversity” loving liberal or both – a liberal Chinese puppet in the U.S. Senate who is also an America...
    President Trump won a “right-wing New Deal victory” for American workers with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) by stopping an outsourcing scheme as Democrats ignored the issue, a far-left socialist magazine admits. In July, U.S. Tech Workers, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and TVA union workers blew the whistle on the federally-owned corporation’s contracts with firms Capgemini, Accenture, and CGI to force about 200 American workers out of their jobs and make them train their foreign H-1B visa replacements. In the middle of the American workers’ training their H-1B replacements, Trump stepped in to stop the outsourcing scheme, required TVA to rehire all the Americans they had outsourced, fired TVA chairman Skip Thompson, and pressured the corporation to review TVA CEO Jeff Lyash’s $8 million salary. The self-described “socialist” magazine Jacobin admitted in a piece titled “How Trump Got His Right-Wing New Deal Victory” that the president filled the void for...
    During the fourth evening of the Republican National Convention (RNC), President Trump slammed Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden for taking the donations of American workers while helping to offshore their jobs to China and abroad. “Joe Biden is not the savior of America’s soul — he is the destroyer of America’s jobs, and if given the chance, he will be the destroyer of American greatness,” Trump said. “For 47 years, Joe Biden took the donations of blue-collar workers, gave them hugs and even kisses, and told them he felt their pain — and then he flew back to Washington and voted to ship their jobs to China and many other distant lands,” Trump continued: Joe Biden spent his entire career outsourcing the dreams of American workers, offshoring their jobs, opening their borders, and sending their sons and daughters to fight in endless foreign wars. Four years ago, I ran for...
    President Donald Trump tore into his opponent Joe Biden and said he would be a “destroyer” in his RNC speech Thursday night. He went after liberals and said, “They see a wicked nation that must be punished for its sins. Our opponents say that redemption for you can only come from giving power to them.” “Joe Biden is not a savior of America’s soul,” Trump said, “he is the destroyer of America’s jobs, and if given the chance, he will be the destroyer of American greatness.” He went on to say, “For 47 years Joe Biden took the donations of blue collar workers, gave them hugs and even kisses…” At that point people in the crowd started laughing and applauding. “Joe Biden spent his entire career outsourcing their dreams and the dreams of American workers,” he continued. “Off-shoring their jobs, opening their borders and sending their sons and daughters...
    In April and in June, President Donald Trump issued orders that slammed shut the doors of the United States to nearly all foreign-born workers until at least the end of the year. He said the purpose was to save American jobs. But in fact, his misguided orders — barring workers in a wide range of jobs, from computer scientists on H-1B visas to seasonal workers in hotels — will further harm the economy during a deep recession. Thursday (Aug. 27), the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia will hear a set of cases challenging Trump’s legal authority to issue these orders. The court should block his directives and save the American economy from a disastrous policy. The president’s claim that immigrant workers take American jobs is ignorant of economic realities. Research shows that capital and technology adjust quickly to immigration in ways that prevent the decline of wages....
    (CBS DETROIT) – 19,000 American Airline workers are at risk of losing their jobs. The company says if no more federal funds are provided by October its workforce will shrink by about 30 percent. $25 billion was given to the airline industry by congress earlier this year with the promise they would not lay off workers through the end of September. Lawmakers have been unable to reach an agreement on a new round of stimulus funds. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    by Paul F. Clark, Pennsylvania State University In the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, news reports have suggested that police unions bear some of the responsibility for the violence perpetrated against African Americans. Critics have assailed these unions for protecting officers who have abused their authority. Derek Chauvin, the former police officer facing second-degree murder charges for Floyd’s death, had nearly 20 complaints filed against him during his career but only received two letters of reprimand. Many people who support labor unions in principle, who view them as a countervailing force against the power of employers, have only recently come to view police unions as problematic – as entities that perpetuate a culture of racism and violence. But this sentiment reverberates through the history of the U.S. labor movement. As a labor scholar who has written about unions for decades, I think...
    President Donald Trump nominated interim Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief Chad Wolf to the permanent job on Tuesday, prompting a skeptical response from Trump’s supporters. Wolf recently helped cut many exemptions through Trump’s June 22 curbs on the Fortune 500’s policy of hiring visa workers, said Kevin Lynn, founder of U.S. Tech Workers. Wolf “wrote the policy in the corporate interest, not in the interest of American workers, and that tells me everything I need to know about him,” Lynn said, shortly after Trump announced the news. “Is Wolf the guy I would have picked if I were emperor? — probably not,” said Mark Krikorian, the director of the Center for Immigration Studies. “He’s the acting secretary and the first term ends in five months. It doesn’t seem productive to reshuffle the deck yet again, and if Trump wins reelection, then they can get a look at who might...
    Geno DiFabio, a trucker in Lordstown, Ohio, says only President Trump could have brokered a deal to keep auto jobs in his community after General Motors (GM) idled their plant. “Geno is a truck driver from Ohio, who heard politicians for years make empty promises about defending American jobs, only to see those promises broken again and again,” Vice President Mike Pence said in a video montage during the second evening of the Republican National Convention (RNC). He continued: In 2019, when General Motors closed its plant in Lordstown, Ohio. President Donald Trump refused to stand by and watch it happen. And as Geno observed, this president reached out to General Motors to find a way to bring jobs back to Lordstown. And plans were soon set into motion to create Lordstown Motors. “President Trump says. ‘This is how we fix it.’ And I thought, well that’s a simple solution,”...
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) says it “makes absolutely no sense” to continue current legal immigration levels when millions of Americans remain jobless due to the Chinese coronavirus crisis. In an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Daily, Cotton said lawmakers should be focused on prioritizing Americans for jobs, not foreigners. “It makes absolutely no sense, at this moment when we have millions of people still out of work, to be bringing in foreign workers to take their jobs,” Cotton said. “We need to focus on getting American citizens back into the workforce and back working again.” LISTEN:  Breitbart · Breitbart News Daily – Sen. Tom Cotton – August 25, 2020 Today, there are 26 million Americans who are jobless — 7.7 million of whom are out of the workforce altogether and about two million who have been out of work for months but want full-time employment. Another 8.4...
    A Wisconsin business owner shared how President Trump’s leadership leveled the playing field for manufacturers and put American workers first during a speech Tuesday at the 2020 Republican National Convention. John Peterson, the owner of Schuette Metals, a second-generation metal fabrication business in Rothschild, Wis., praised Trump’s business acumen. “He knew what it was like to build a company and to create jobs for American workers,” Peterson said. “President Trump ensured a more competitive playing field for American companies like ours,” Peterson continued, “because he knows when the game isn’t rigged against us — nobody can beat the American worker and the American entrepreneur.” “Even with all the challenges presented by the coronavirus, President Trump is rebuilding, and our economy is roaring back again.” Peterson bashed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as “a washed-up career politician who will be nothing but a puppet of the radical left that has hijacked the...
    President Donald Trump’s second-term agenda on migration and work is short and lacks details, but it is far better than the expansive and detailed cheap-labor promises from Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden. If reelected, Trump will “Prohibit American Companies from Replacing United States Citizens with Lower-Cost Foreign Workers,” says the short plan. “It is short and a lot less than we would live to see, but compared to the Democrat’ plan, it is great,” said Rosemary Jenks, policy director at NumbersUSA. “This is clearly a campaign document, said Jenks. It shows “they are targeting issues based on the demographics they are trying to reach.” “They could have done more, so it is disappointing,” said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies. But the campaign document shows that Trump and his deputies know that opposition to cheap-labor migration is a vote-winner, said Vaughan. “It is an acknowledgment...
    U.S. Open Returns to NBC Sports, Sept. 17-20 Rodarte Joins Depop For A Nostalgic (and Affordable) Collection American Air Sees 19,000 Job Cuts Once U.S. Payroll Aid Ends (Bloomberg) -- American Airlines Group Inc. will cut 19,000 workers once federal payroll aid expires Oct. 1, capping a 30% workforce reduction since the coronavirus pandemic began to torpedo travel demand. © Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg American Airlines planes at O'Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago. About 17,500 employees will be furloughed, meaning they are eligible to be called back when conditions improve, and 1,500 previously announced cuts to management staff will take effect, the airline said by email Tuesday. American is the first major carrier to disclose how much it will shrink operations as it adjusts to passenger numbers that are down 70% from last year. Load Error American’s plan, bringing its total pandemic cuts to 40,000 positions, heralds...
    American Airlines will lay off 19,000 workers in October after federal aid designed to protect jobs lapses, the carrier said on Tuesday. World of the drastic cuts came a day after Delta Air Lines told pilots that 1,941 of them would be furloughed. Both moves come as the industry attempts to stay aloft amid catastrophic losses stemming from COVID-19. The massive cuts are not entirely unexpected. Major airlines weeks ago warned they'd have to furlough more than 80,000 pilots, flight attendants and other airline workers once $25 billion in government aid runs out at the end of September. The money, which covered wages, was initially granted in March as part of a larger economic aid package and was intended to help carriers survive the pandemic until the public health crisis ended. But as the coronavirus has continued to spread, the industry's slide continued. In addition to vacationers reluctant to...
    Maple Leafs trade Kasperi Kapanen to Penguins for 2020 first-round pick 11 Black-Owned Candle Brands to Shop Now and Forever American Airlines will lay off 19,000 workers if it doesnt get additional federal help American Airlines says it will lay off or involuntarily furlough 19,000 employees as of October 1 unless the airline industry gets more help from Congress. © David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images Travelers wearing protective masks use kiosks to check-in at the American Airlines Group Inc. counter at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. American Airlines said it would sell flights to capacity starting July 1, abandoning caps on passenger loads that were designed to promote social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images The world's largest airline, which had 133,700 employees heading into this year, says it will need to reduce...
    US coronavirus: While nationwide surge may be slowing, officials warn of troubling Covid-19 signs across US heartland The discount grocer Lidl is opening 50 new stores. See if its coming to your town. American Air Sees 19,000 Job Cuts Once U.S. Payroll Aid Expires (Bloomberg) -- American Airlines Group Inc. will cut 19,000 workers once federal payroll aid expires as scheduled on Oct. 1, capping a 30% workforce reduction since the coronavirus pandemic began to torpedo travel demand. © Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg American Airlines planes at O'Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago. About 17,500 employees will be furloughed, meaning they are eligible to be called back when conditions improve, while 1,500 previously announced cuts to management staff will take effect, the airline said in an email Tuesday. American is the first major carrier to disclose the extent of shrinking operations to adjust to passenger numbers that are down...
    New York (CNN Business)American Airlines says it will lay off or involuntarily furlough 19,000 employees as of October 1 unless the airline industry gets more help from Congress.The world's largest airline, which had 133,700 employees heading into this year, says it will need to reduce headcount by "at least" 40,000 employees. It said that 12,500 had agreed to leave the company with early retirement or buyout packages, and another 11,000 had agreed to voluntary furloughs for October. "Even with those sacrifices, approximately 19,000 of our team members will be involuntarily furloughed or separated from the company on October 1, unless there is an extension of the [federal help]," said the letter that American CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom sent to employees. American said layoff notices were sent out Tuesday to 17,500 employees Under terms of the CARES Act, which provided up to $50 billion of help to the...
    CLAIM: Presidential candidate Joe Biden said, “There’s not a single thing American workers can’t do.” VERDICT: True, yet Biden and his campaign repeatedly contradict the statement by claiming that Americans’ economy needs immigrants. Biden said in his August 21 acceptance speech that “there’s not a single thing American workers can’t do.” The text of Biden’s speech portrayed economic growth as tied to continued immigration. But Biden also ad-libbed his “not a single thing” statement, creating a massive contradiction in his speech. Biden’s ad-libbed comment is in italics: My economic plan is all about jobs, dignity, respect, and community. Together, we can, and we will, rebuild our economy. And when we do, we’ll not only build it back, we’ll build it back better. With modern roads, bridges, highways, broadband, ports, and airports as a new foundation for economic growth, with pipes that transport clean water to every community, with five million new...
    President Donald Trump is vowing to expand his pro-American worker agenda through more immigration restriction as Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden offers a vision for a flooded labor market with increased foreign competition. This week, Trump unveiled his second-term agenda, which mimics his 2016 agenda of economic nationalism, immigration in the national interest, and bringing American troops home from abroad. Trump’s immigration agenda details six major goals such as ending welfare use by illegal aliens, outlawing sanctuary jurisdictions, dismantling of foreign gangs and cartels, and ensuring that legal immigrants who want to permanently remain in the U.S. can financially support themselves. Most significantly, Trump is seeking to expand his cracking down on corporations that outsource American jobs to imported foreign visa workers — often on H-1B and L visas. Trump recently took major action against the federally-owned Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for their outsourcing plans whereby executives were laying off...
    Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump’s eldest son, on Monday ripped into Democrat presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden’s economic agenda, saying that the Democrat candidate seems determined to harm American workers. Trump Jr. said in his speech on the opening night of the Republican National Convention (RNC) that Biden’s “radical left-wing policies would stop our economic recovery cold.” “He’s already talking about shutting the country down—again,” Trump Jr. said. “It’s madness.” Trump Jr. noted that Biden’s actual policies are at odds with Democrats’ pro-worker rhetoric, and that Biden’s agenda would “crush” the American worker. “Democrats claim to be for workers, but they’ve spent the entire pandemic trying to sneak a tax break for millionaires in Democrat states into the COVID relief bill,” Trump Jr. said. “Then they attacked my father for suspending the payroll tax for middle-class workers. In fact, if you think about it, Joe Biden’s entire...
    As Postmaster General Louis DeJoy slows down mail delivery to help Donald Trump accomplish his goal of undermining mail-in voting and to continue the decades-long Republican war on the U.S. Postal Service, postal workers have sounded the alarm. “You don’t just go and tell management, ‘Hey, I saw that. That’s not allowed,’ ” Scott Adams, an American Postal Workers Union local president in Maine told the Portland Press-Herald’s Bill Nemitz. “At some point you have to hold their feet to the fire and say, ‘I’m telling you, and I have been telling you, you follow the rules. And when you don’t, we’re blowing it up.’” It’s not just in Maine. Postal workers in other locations are pushing back against DeJoy and Trump’s sabotage, as in the Milwaukee area where workers organized and refused to follow the new rules. With DeJoy having removed many sorting machines, though, it’ll take more than workers doing their...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — Ohio leaders are lashing out at President Trump, after he called for a boycott of Goodyear tires. On Wednesday, President Trump urged people to boycott tires from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., tweeting that the Ohio-based company had “announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS.” But the company didn’t announce such a specific ban, only that it asks employees to refrain from workplace expressions involving political campaigns and “forms of advocacy that fall outside the scope of racial justice and equity issues.” “Make America Great Again,” or “MAGA,” is a Trump campaign slogan. Trump’s tweet immediately sent the company’s stock downward. The stock trimmed its losses in the afternoon before closing down about 2.4% for the day. It didn’t take Ohio leaders long to respond to the president. Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan issued a two-part statement on Twitter, starting with a reply to President Trump: “First,...
    Your guide to the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery How Covid-19 is transforming grocery e-commerce in Dubai American Airlines suspends service to 15 U.S. cities American Airlines said Thursday that it will stop flying to 15 U.S. cities starting this fall amid declining demand and as a federal requirement to service those locales ends.  © / Getty Images fleet-team-members-unloading-baggage-onto-belt.jpg The carrier will reevaluate the need to service those cities in late September. Effective Oct. 7 and running through its Nov. 3 scheduling period, American will halt flights to: Del Rio, Texas Dubuque, Iowa Florence, South Carolina Greenville, North Carolina Huntington, West Virginia Joplin, Missouri Kalamazoo, Michigan Lake Charles, Louisiana New Haven, Connecticut New Windsor, New York Roswell, New Mexico Sioux City, Iowa Springfield, Illinois Stillwater, Oklahoma Williamsport, Pennsylvania American's announcement is its latest step to cut costs after it and other airlines racked up billions in losses during the pandemic....
    CLAIM: Former United States Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis claimed that Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden is the “fighter” that American workers need. VERDICT: FALSE. Biden has sided with big business and Wall Street interests against American workers on issues such as trade. “American workers need a fighter now more than ever and Joe Biden is that person because he has done it before and I’ve seen it firsthand,” Solis said on the third night of the Democrat National Convention (DNC). Biden has a long voting record on trade, one of the most consequential issues for working and middle class Americans looking for protections in the labor market. In the 1990s, Biden voted in support of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which led to the elimination of five million American manufacturing jobs and helped eliminate at least 50,000 manufacturing plants in the United States. Biden, in 1993, repeatedly claimed...
    American Airlines will drop flights to 15 smaller US cities in October when a federal requirement to serve those communities ends. The airline blamed low demand during the coronavirus pandemic, which has triggered a massive slump in air travel. Airlines and their labor unions are seeking billions in taxpayer relief. American said its schedule covering Oct. 7 through Nov. 3 will drop flights to cities including Sioux City, Iowa; New Haven, Connecticut; and Springfield, Illinois. “This is the first step as American continues to evaluate its network and plans for additional schedule changes in the coming weeks,” the airline said in a prepared statement. A massive pandemic-relief measure approved in March set aside up to $50 billion in cash and low-interest loans for the nation’s passenger airlines. American was the largest recipient — $10.7 billion if a pending loan wins final approval from the US Treasury Department. In return...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Fort Worth-based American Airlines will drop flights to 15 smaller U.S. cities in October when a federal requirement to serve those communities ends. The airline blamed low demand during the coronavirus pandemic, which has triggered a massive slump in air travel. Airlines and their labor unions are seeking billions in taxpayer relief. American said its schedule covering Oct. 7 through Nov. 3 will drop flights to cities including Sioux City, Iowa; New Haven, Connecticut; and Springfield, Illinois. “This is the first step as American continues to evaluate its network and plans for additional schedule changes in the coming weeks,” the airline said in a prepared statement. A massive pandemic-relief measure approved in March set aside up to $50 billion in cash and low-interest loans for the nation’s passenger airlines. American was the largest recipient — $10.7 billion if a pending loan wins final approval from the...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Memo: Democrats pitch Biden as the back-to-normal candidate Obama congratulates Biden on formal nomination Jill Biden gives personal portrait of husband Joe MORE defended Goodyear tires after President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Democrats pitch Biden as the back-to-normal candidate Obama congratulates Biden on formal nomination Jill Biden gives personal portrait of husband Joe MORE urged Americans to boycott its products after he claimed the company announced a “ban” on his campaign’s “Make America Great Again” attire.  “Goodyear employs thousands of American workers, including in Ohio where it is headquartered. To President Trump, those workers and their jobs aren't a source of pride, just collateral damage in yet another one of his political attacks,” Biden said in a statement. “President Trump doesn’t have a clue about the dignity and worth that comes with good-paying union jobs at places like Goodyear — jobs that can support a...
    President Donald Trump said he would take Goodyear tires off the presidential limousine after he encouraged Americans to boycott the company after it banned political gear, including his red MAGA hats. 'I would swamp 'em out,' the president said at his press conference on Wednesday.  The Beast, as the presidential limo is known, and other cars in the president's motorcade all use Goodyear tires.   Trump complained Goodyear - founded in 1898 in Akron, Ohio - was banning the distinctive red 'Make America Great Again' caps that his supporters wear.  He accused the company of 'playing politics' and argued he polls very well with Goodyear workers although it is unclear how he would know such a thing. And he criticized the company, which said material supporting Black Lives Matters is acceptable but banned political items, specifically naming Blue Lives Matter and the MAGA hats.  'They say that you can't have Blue Lives Matter,' he...
    Goodyear employs around 63,000 people around the world, including thousands in the United States.is a major employer of Americans. The company is headquartered in Akron and operates 17 other facilities in 12 different states. Goodyear did not immediately respond to an inquiry. Trump's tweet comes at a time when millions of Americans are out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic and Trump's failed response. As of July, more than 10% of the U.S. workers were unemployed. The most recent jobless report showed nearly 15.5 million Americans are collecting continuing unemployment benefits. With most of Goodyear's competitors based outside the country, Trump's call for a boycott hardly backs up his stated support for the "Buy American and Hire American" principles once he called "the core" of his agenda. It also flatly contradicts Trump's repeated denunciations of "cancel culture." "It's absolutely despicable that the President would call for a boycott of an...
    Drug costs for COVID-19 patients plunge at U.S. hospitals, but may rise CDC: Salmonella outbreak linked to onions expands 1-in-3 American workers have stopped saving for retirement © Drazen Zigic / iStock Woman with mask For many Americans, saving for retirement is a luxury they simply cannot afford right now. Although investing for the future is essential, COVID-19 has left millions across the U.S. concerned more about the present as they struggle to cope with record unemployment and unprecedented economic uncertainty. In the second annual FinanceBuzz retirement survey, we look at how the coronavirus is impacting retirement goals, as well as how much Americans are able to save during these turbulent times. Related: 7 money moves to make if you have more than $50,000 in your 401(k)Key findings 27% of Americans have decreased or stopped contributing to retirement savings due to COVID-19. 21% of Americans haven't started saving for retirement...
    Nitin Alabur is an iOS developer from India who lived in the US and dreamed of creating a tech startup. “I had a zillion ideas,” he tells me. But he'd been hired by a US firm under an H-1B visa, which ties you to your employer. A green card that would make self-employment possible was years away. “It felt like shackles,” he says. So he bailed. Alabur fled for a place where it's much easier for ambitious immigrants to pursue the American dream: Canada.Related StoriesEnergy StarsHow ‘Sustainable’ Web Design Can Help Fight Climate ChangeClive Thompson No EntryThe President Has Suspended the Tech Industrys Favorite VisaAarian Marshall Wired Q&AGoogle’s AI Guru Wants Computers to Think More Like BrainsTom Simonite He discovered, to his delight, that Canada issues work permits to highly skilled immigrants in mere weeks, and permanent residency—the equivalent of a green card—in less than six months. In late 2018,...
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., called for a united front against President Trump during her Democratic National Convention speech on Monday and claimed voters across the board are growing tired of his "divisiveness." "Democrats, Independents and yes, many Republicans, have had enough of his divisiveness," Klobuchar said. "Tonight, my friends, in contrast, we've heard a lot about how we can unite as Americans. About our shared values, our shared dreams, how we've come together in the face of crisis." She added, "But I want to be clear -- unity isn't about settling. It's about striving for something more. It isn't the end. It's the means. It's how we get stuff done. Unity is about reaching up toward a higher purpose, a better future for all of us." Klobuchar's call for unity came right after she joked about Trump's attitude towards the post office and mail-in-voting, saying he'll have to apply for a change of address through the USPS come inauguration day. DNC CONVENTION SPEAKERS: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR VideoMICHELLE...
    The Department of Homeland Security is recycling 14,500 unused H-1B visas to employers after worried companies declined to accept the work visas they had won in the annual lottery. The redistributed visas will be used to import foreign workers to fill the Fortune 500 jobs that will appear when the economy recovers, said Kevin Lynn, founder of U.S. Tech Workers, a group of white-collar professionals who oppose the Fortune 500’s visa workers programs that damage their careers. Those jobs are needed by the hundreds of thousands of skilled young Americans who are graduating this year and by the hundreds of thousands of American professionals who have lost their jobs in the coronavirus crash, he said, adding: Our immigration system is on autopilot. It is not flexible, it does not make allowances for how the economy is doing, what the true labor needs are to make sure immigration is working for...
    The skilled American workforce is being cannibalized by Congress’s H-1B outsourcing program, a top White House aide told Breitbart News Daily. “The H-1B visa is sort of a Trojan horse to bring in folks who cannibalize our own workforce and ultimately take any number of intellectual property secrets, or proprietary information, back to their home countries,” Theo Wold told Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily host Alex Marlow. Wold is a deputy assistant to the President for domestic policy. The program’s flaws are highlighted by President Donald Trump’s August 3 decision to stop the H1B outsourcing of up to 300 jobs at the government-controlled Tennessee Valley Authority, Wold told Breitbart: TVA runs a number of critical dams in the southeast, has proprietary source code that was formed by the U.S. government to control the electrical-generation grid, and also has access to a nuclear power station. So not only were we firing American workers … we...
    David Cay Johnston August 13, 2020 9:17AM (UTC) Read more articles from the DCReport here. Donald Trump's inept handling of the coronavirus pandemic is condemning millions of older Americans to get by on much smaller incomes and forcing many into permanent poverty, a new study shows. These people can anticipate shorter lives with less robust health, while taxpayers will bear the burden of care for many years of increased welfare benefits and subsidies. : The pandemic forced 2.9 million Americans ages 55 to 70 to leave the workforce in just March through June, a study by the Retirement Equity Lab at The New School found. That's 50% more than the 1.9 million older workers forced into retirement in the first three months of the Great Recession in 2007. Viewed in percentage terms, 7% of older workers left the labor force in recent months, compared with 4.7% in the Great Recession. By...
    (CNN)It has long been confounding that President Donald Trump's strongest supporters are Whites with only a high school education. This is bewildering because the Trump administration has repeatedly and systematically hurt America's blue-collar workers and favored corporations over them. Steven GreenhouseAlthough Trump ran in 2016 as a champion of the working class, he has undermined them again and again. His administration has adopted no enforceable rules whatsoever to protect these workers from the spread of Covid-19, not for factories, construction sites, warehouses or any other places where his most loyal followers are at risk of getting sick and dying.Trump is pushing hard to kill the Affordable Care Act, which has made health coverage available and affordable to millions of working Americans, including those with pre-existing conditions. Trump has made it easier for Wall Street firms to take advantage of workers when handling the hard-earned money in their 401(k)'s by scrapping...
    Foreign guest worker programs and outsourcing are two heads of the same monster decimating  the working class and blue collar workers — the same people that propelled Donald Trump to victory in 2016. These policies harm Americans by robbing them of the opportunity to earn a fair wage at a decent job. This reality underscores the importance of President Trump’s recent executive order that protects these workers by mandating that all federal agencies focus on hiring citizens for federal contracts, among other measures. The order is a direct reaction to the news that the federally-owned Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) planned to export as much as 20 percent of their work overseas while slashing 120 American jobs, with plans to cut another 100. This sort of action would be cause for uproar at a private company. At a government-owned corporation, it is outrageous. The TVA is a large employer across parts of the rural South,...
    Bob Hennelly August 10, 2020 9:00AM (UTC) This article was originally published by InsiderNJ. Used by permission. Last week ended with the U.S. Congress still locked in dysfunction over how best to address the rapid deterioration of our national circumstances. As our federal government's paralysis continues, state government in my home state of New Jersey borrowed almost $10 billion to tide it over. : Across the river, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York resisted calls to close his multi-billion-dollar budget gap by raising taxes on the wealthy, for fear they would opt to flee to another state. Even leading Democrats like Cuomo are concerned about the care, feeding and preservation of his wealthiest denizens, worried that higher taxes for them during this existential crisis would prompt them to abandon the Empire State. American pyramid For decades now, as the marginal tax rate for high-end earners dropped from 90 percent during Dwight...
    250 students and staff quarantined in Georgia school district after one week of school From cereal startups to fast-food chains, everyone wants to cash in on people eating breakfast at home How $600 unemployment benefits to jobless people helped rescue the American economy © Yuqing Liu/Business Insider Yuqing Liu/Business Insider At the end of July, the extra $600 weekly unemployment insurance benefit established by the CARES Act in March expired, immediately slashing pay for millions of out-of-work Americans.  The benefit not only supported those out of work due to the coronavirus crisis, but powered the early months of the economic recovery from the pandemic recession, economists say.  Now, Congress is fighting over the next round of stimulus. In the meantime, millions of Americans are wondering how they'll make ends meet. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When the additional $600 weekly unemployment benefit expired at the...
    President Donald Trump on Monday signed a "historic" executive order Monday that will keep foreign workers from taking federal contract jobs that should go to Americans, White House Special Assistant on Policy Theodore Wold told Newsmax TV. The action came after the president fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority as punishment for hiring H-1B foreign workers to do jobs Americans are talented enough to perform. "The president signed this executive order to limit the ability of the federal government to hire foreign labor, but he also fired the board of directors and one other member, with a clear message: Rescind this action and undo these decisions, or I will take more actions against the board," Wold told Tuesdays "Greg Kelly Reports." "[Monday] was a historic moment . . . to see a sitting United States president openly and explicitly take the side of Americas hard-working men and women. "Also,...
    President Donald Trump’s decision on August 3 to block H-1B outsourcing contractors at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is just part of an ambitious agenda for the rest of the year, insiders tell Breitbart News. “This is only the tip of the iceberg,” said Jay Palmer, a former tech professional and whistleblower in the H-1B outsourcing business. “President Trump is going to remove all H-1B workers and all H-1B dependent companies from doing business with the United States government,” said Palmer, who helped federal officials win a $34 million legal settlement in 2013 with a major Indian-run H-1B staffing company, Infosys. “He’s keeping his promise to American workers,” Palmer told Breitbart News. One part of Trump’s emerging agenda was revealed during his meeting with TVA workers when Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia promised to extend safeguards from few U.S. employees at the staffing companies that import H-1B workers out to the many U.S. employees...
            by Zeke Miller  WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority, criticizing the federal-owned corporation for hiring foreign workers. Trump told reporters at the White House that he was formally removing chair Skip Thompson and another member of the board, and he threatened to remove other board members if they continued to hire foreign labor. Thompson was appointed to the post by Trump. The TVA is a federally owned corporation created in 1933 to provide flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing and economic development to the Tennessee Valley, a region that was hard hit by the Great Depression. The region covers most of Tennessee and parts of Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky as well as small sections of Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. Tennessee Valley Authority CEO Jeff LyashHe also said the TVA board...
    Advocates for American workers are praising President Trump’s executive order, signed Monday, mandating federal agencies run audits to ensure they are not outsourcing United States federal civil service jobs to imported foreign workers. Trump’s order requires all federal agencies to complete internal audits to assess their compliance with requirements ensuring only American citizens are given federal civil service jobs. The order comes after the federally-owned Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) had started outsourcing “critical infrastructure” 200 tech jobs to H-1B foreign visa workers by contracting them through outsourcing firms like Capgemini, CGI, and Accenture. American TVA workers said they are currently being forced to train their H-1B foreign replacements. “This is why America elected Trump!” attorney John Miano told Breitbart News of the order. Miano co-authored the 2016 book Sold Out with columnist Michelle Malkin, exposing how the nation’s legal immigration system facilitates the outsourcing and offshoring of high-paying white-collar American jobs. Malkin said:...
    American professionals are increasingly competing for limited tech jobs in the United States amid stay-at-home orders spurred by the Chinese coronavirus crisis, new job-seeker data reveals. U.S. tech jobs have been hugely hit by the crisis, data analyzed by economists with Indeed.com finds, even more than the overall job market. For example, in recent weeks, tech job postings are about 36 percent below where they were at the same time last year. Economist AnnElizabeth Konkel writes that the U.S. tech job market is “showing no signs of bouncing back.” Simultaneously, stay-at-home orders have driven up competition among American professionals for tech jobs, Konkel writes: As tech postings have declined, relative job seeker interest in the sector has risen. In February, tech job postings received 68% of the clicks of the average posting. By July 24, tech postings were attracting 95% of the clicks of the average job. More clicks per...
    By Zeke Miller | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority, criticizing the federal-owned corporation for hiring foreign workers. Trump told reporters at the White House that he was formally removing chair Skip Thompson and another member of the board, and he threatened to remove other board members if they continued to hire foreign labor. The TVA is a federally owned corporation created in 1933 to provide flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing and economic development to the Tennessee Valley, a region that was hard hit by the Great Depression. The region covers most of Tennessee and parts of Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky as well as small sections of Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. He also said the TVA board must immediately hire a new chief executive officer who “puts the interests of Americans first.” According to...
    President Trump announced Monday he's firing the Tennessee Valley Authority chair and is pushing for the ouster of the corporate agency's CEO, citing the authority's outsourcing of American jobs and high compensation.  Seated near TVA employees at a White House roundtable, the president blasted TVA chair James Thompson and CEO Jeffrey Lyash. Lyash is the highest paid federal employee, earning $8 million a year in total compensation. Mr. Trump said he's also removing board member Richard Howarth. The president said any new CEO must earn no more than $500,000.  The TVA is a federally owned corporation that provides services from electricity to flood control to an area covering parts of Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. The TVA, which doesn't receive taxpayer funding, receives most of its revenues from electricity sales. The authority recently decided to outsource some of its technology jobs overseas.  Get Breaking News Delivered...
    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday which curbs the H-1B outsourcing of jobs at government agencies, including the government-controlled Tennessee Valley Authority. “We believe jobs must be offered to American workers first,” Trump told attendees at a signing event in the White House. Staffing companies have used the H-1B program to fill roughly 30,000 jobs in government agencies with foreign contract-workers. A White House statement said: President Trump is signing an Executive Order to create a policy where Federal agencies will focus on United States labor in lucrative Federal contracts. It would be unfair for Federal employers to replace perfectly qualified Americans with workers from other countries. The Executive Order will require all Federal agencies to complete an internal audit and assess whether they are in compliance with the requirement that only United States citizens and nationals are appointed to the competitive service. The Department of Labor will also finalize...
    Iconoclast: Repression Unbound The Harper’s magazine “Open Letter” many journalists, academics and others signed in opposition to cancel culture wasn’t mere whining, as critics charge — but rather, signer John McWhorter explains at Quillette, it was ­resistance to a “poisonous” judgmentalism that has “demoted, shunned and personally vilified” anyone who opposes liberal opinion. In this atmosphere, even many “smart, progressive people” believe in a “narrow, punitive form of moral judgment,” much like that during the Salem Witch Trials and Mao’s Cultural Revolution, resulting in such “persecution” attempts as The Washington Post’s targeting of a private citizen for a bad Halloween costume. Such “new norms and modus operandi,” which promote an “intellectually unhealthy” climate of “falsification and self-censorship,” are what alarmed the Harper’s letter-signers — “not any perceived threat to our own careers.” Pandemic journal: No More Lockdowns, Please “Americans can’t be expected to stay in their homes for months on...
    The Vanguard Group, one of the largest financial employers in Pennsylvania, is outsourcing about 1,300 of its American staff to the India-based outsourcing firm Infosys. This week, the Vanguard Group is outsourcing more than a thousand of its American staffers to Infosys, according to the Philadephia Inquirer. If staffers do not take jobs at Infosys, they must leave to search for a new job. Industry insiders admit that the U.S. jobs will eventually be outsourced to India and staffers who are getting the boot have said they have been offered bonuses to keep quiet: But most of Infosys’ 240,000 global staff are based in India, and IT industry veterans and labor observers say it’s inevitable that much of the work will eventually be transfered there, enabling both companies to save due to India’s lower wages. [Emphasis added] Vanguard is offering a bonus equal to 25 percent of workers’ Vanguard pay,...
    Investors lost $40 billion last week when Intel Corp. admitted a technical flaw has delayed a new generation of computer chips. The company’s stock crashed 18 percent even though the company is a leading user of the visa worker pipelines that advocates say provide CEOs with “the best and brightest” foreign graduates. But those pipelines should be shut down because they sideline American professionals, suppress meritocracy, and damage the U.S. technology sector, says Kevin Lynn, director of U.S. Tech Workers. Intel’s crash “seems to follow the trend of other companies that become dependent on visa workers,” he said. “Can we point directly and say [reliance on visa workers] is the cause? No, but it is indicative.” On June 22, President Trump temporarily shut down a few of those pipelines, amid furious opposition from universities and corporate lobbyists. In response, Fortune 500 companies are pressuring administration officials to reopen the flows of...
            by Richard McCarty  A Biden presidency would be a disaster for everyday Americans. If given the chance, Joe Biden will endanger your family’s security, infringe upon your rights, increase your cost of living, lower your home’s value, and hurt your 401(k) – all while killing countless jobs. For starters, Biden wants to take away your choice to live in the leafy suburbs. During the Obama-Biden Administration, the federal government began trying to increase the population density of the suburbs and to take away the ability of local governments and residents to determine what type of housing was built. If the residents of a suburb wish to urbanize, that is one thing; but the federal government should not be deciding where high-rise apartment complexes are built. If elected, Biden would make our communities more dangerous. Although we depend upon the police to maintain order and enforce the law, Biden...
    DULUTH — Duluth Pack hosted Ivanka Trump and U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber on Monday morning for the signing of a pledge committing to expanding programs that educate and train American workers over the next five years. Ivanka Trump, the daughter and a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, was joined by U.S. Secretary of Interior David Bernhardt and Stauber during the signing of the Pledge to America’s Workers. Duluth Pack owners Tom Sega and Mark Oestreich signed the pledge in their store in Canal Park during a news conference. Trump left immediately following the signing, while Bernhardt and Stauber remained to answer questions from the media pertaining to the pledge and Twin Metals underground mining project in Northeastern Minnesota. Ivanka Trump was scheduled to appear today in Bloomington to celebrate the opening of the country’s first Missing and Murdered Native American Cold Case Office. Protesters could be heard outside the...
              Presidential Advisor Ivanka Trump and U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt will arrive in Duluth Monday. Congressman Pete Stauber (R-MN-08) will escort the pair to Duluth Pack, where the local manufacturing company is scheduled to sign the Pledge to America’s Workers. The Pledge to America’s Workers is part of President Trump’s creation of the National Council for the American Worker in 2018. By signing the pledge, companies and trade groups commit to “educate, train, and reskill American workers from high-school age to near-retirement,” according to the White House website. Since its inception, it is recorded that over 430 companies signed the pledge and created around 16 million educational opportunities. The White House stated that the Duluth visit will serve to show their administration’s commitment to supporting workers through increased access to training skills and manufacturing as a whole. Following their appearance in...
    Earlier this week, a New York Times article read: “Hands are out as Congress is set to begin negotiating a new round of pandemic stimulus. Airlines, hotels, restaurants. Military contractors and banks. Even Broadway actors.” That “even” hit many of us working theater artists hard. Let me tell you why. The arts in New York City is a major economic engine. According to a study commissioned last year by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Entertainment, theater is responsible for $1.3 billion in annual economic output, 8,409 jobs, and $513 million in salaries. The Broadway closedown, effective from March 12, has had a massive financial impact on New York, and a massive personal impact on those who work within it. Broadway not only brings in billions of dollars in tourism, it also sets New York City apart as the theatrical vanguard of the world. We are the beating heart...
    The New York Times provided a protected op-ed slot to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to explain why it is asking a judge to veto President Donald Trump’s June 22 curbs on visa workers. “These are the most restrictionist immigration policies in nearly a century,” said chamber CEO Thomas Donohue, in his July 23 op-ed defending the chamber’s lawsuit: If you want businesses to grow and the economy to rebound, you allow skilled workers to come here legally to work and contribute to the well-being of our nation; you don’t lock them out. If you want the next revolutionary start-up to be founded in America, you welcome foreign students; you don’t threaten to upend their lives and send them home during the middle of a pandemic. And if you want children to grow up to reach their potential and live their American dream, you give them the tools and certainty to...
    When Donald Trump talks about putting America First, he’s talking about making it easier for ordinary Americans to find a good job, receive a big raise or start a small business so they can provide a better life for themselves and their families. There’s perhaps no better example of putting America First than the common-sense approach his administration has taken toward deregulation. It's good to keep in mind that the promise of deregulation is in great part what caused the National Federation of Independent Businesses’ Small Business Optimism Index to surge following President Trump’s election and in the wake of the Obama era’s regulatory tsunami. TRUMP CAMPAIGN MOCKS BIDEN FOR VOWING ‘SHOVEL READY’ JOBS: ‘WHERE HAVE WE HEARD THIS BEFORE?’ That optimism helped create the strongest labor market in modern history prior to the virus hitting our shores and it can do so again if we stay on that deregulatory...
    The Chamber of Commerce has filed a lawsuit against President Trump, demanding the 300,000 businesses it represents be allowed to import foreign workers while more than 26 million Americans remain jobless. On Tuesday, Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas Donohue announced the group’s lawsuit against Trump’s expanded executive order, signed last month, which halts the H-1B, H-4, H-2B, L-1, and J-1 visa programs to reduce foreign competition against millions of unemployed Americans. Donohue said in a statement: Our lawsuit seeks to overturn these sweeping and unlawful immigration restrictions that are an unequivocal ‘not welcome’ sign to the engineers, executives, IT experts, doctors, nurses, and other critical workers who help drive the American economy. Left in place, these restrictions will push investment abroad, inhibit economic growth, and reduce job creation. The lawsuit claims Trump does not have the authority as president to “alter the hiring practices of American employers as it relates...
    Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin is expected to ask the Senate on Tuesday afternoon to fast-track four bills that would dramatically increase immigration levels. Three of the Durbin bills offer giveaways to the many foreign white-collar workers who have been used to replace American professionals in Fortune 500 jobs. One bill is the Democrats’ main 202o amnesty bill, the “American Dream and Promise Act of 2019.” Under the fast-track Unanimous Consent rules, all four bills will pass the Senate unless GOP Senators formally object. “This is more of what we expect from the left — putting American workers and professionals last, not first,” said a Senate Republican staffer. He continued: American voters soundly reject the left’s immigration policies. Americans are having a hard time finding jobs, and people like Durban are saying we should bring in more workers and more foreign professionals to take the te obs that are available. The votes,...
    Against racism and inequality. That is the protest that is taking place today in different parts of South Florida, under the title: “strike for black lives”. It is also a strike designed to have an impact in some 25 cities across the country. María José Leira, organizer of the protest says that “Today is a national day where workers throughout the United States are going to take their time to say that black lives matter, right now or in their place of break at work.” This midday, one of the protests was in front of the Miami Beach City Hall, where a group of hotel workers protested for their rights and in solidarity with the African American community. Gilbert Palacios, a hotel employee and in favor of the protests, says that “All my life I have fought for social justice, that it be the same for everyone. Whether black...