This sentence from Hillary Clinton’s Columbus, Ohio, speech should be tacked on bulletin boards in every union hall: "Interestingly, Trump’s own products are made in a lot of countries that aren’t named America: Trump ties are made in China, Trump suits in Mexico, Trump furniture in Turkey, Trump picture frames in India and Trump barware in Slovenia."
You’re at the bargaining table.
The lead management negotiator slides over a piece of paper. “You're going to love what I'm proposing," the guy says.
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, bragged about his “tremendous” support within unions. "The workers love me," he claimed.
Not surprisingly, Donald Trump trashed the North American Free Trade Agreement and outsourcing in his Hoosier primary victory speech, which was typically long on style and short on substance. “We’re going to bring back our jobs and we’re going to keep our jobs,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee bloviated. "We’re not going to let companies leave.”
Think voting really doesn’t matter? Talk to a pair of Kentucky labor leaders, and they'll tell you otherwise.
Federal District Judge David Hale’s decision striking down Hardin County's “right to work” ordinance was a victory for Kentucky’s working families, said Bill Londrigan, president of the Kentucky State AFL-CIO.
Despite the departure of four of their own, Kentucky House Democrats should be able to keep the Republican "right to work" wolf away from organized labor’s door. Prevailing wage repeal, another long-cherished Republican goal, also faces an unlikely future in the South's only Democratic-majority legislative chamber.
When Merryman Kemp sought to purchase property on which to start a new domestic crisis center in Paducah, Ky., she called a union plumber.
"The labor-hater and labor-baiter is virtually always a twin-headed creature, spewing anti-Negro epithets from one mouth and anti-labor propaganda from the other mouth," Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. aptly observed.
No doubt he would add “LGBTQ-hater” and “LBGTQ-baiter” if he were alive today.