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Another New Trump Hypocrisy Exposed

Another New Trump Hypocrisy Exposed

Donald Trump has just blown a giant hole of hypocrisy in his own favorite stump speech. Not only is he an outsourcer himself, he’s also profiting off companies he trashes for doing it—notably Carrier and Oreo. Trump has proven once again that he’s guided entirely by his own interests, not the needs of working people. Investments in the parent companies for Carrier and Oreo are among the many findings by American Bridge in Donald Trump’s financial disclosure report. For 2015, Trump reported between $5,001 and $15,000 in interest from Mondelēz International, the parent company of Oreo. He also reported between $2,500 and $5,000 in interest from United Technologies, which owns Carrier.

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More Evidence on Why Inequality Matters

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The evidence has mounted, and is clearly accepted, that extreme income inequality has grown in the United States over the past 40 years—and by extreme income inequality, I mean a huge imbalance in income growth favoring the top 1% of the population. This is extreme because it is large enough and sufficiently imbalanced growth that it must force a rethinking of economic policies.

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Report: U.S. $1.44 Trillion Short in Critical Infrastructure Spending

Report: U.S. $1.44 Trillion Short in Critical Infrastructure Spending

During national Infrastructure Week, metro riders in Washington, D.C., were the latest Americans to get an alarming reminder of how badly our infrastructure needs improvement when popular website FiveThirtyEight.com noted that trains in the nation's capital catch fire, on average, more than four times a week. Scan the local news across the country, in places like Flint, Michigan, for example, and you'll see other stories of crumbling infrastructure. These stories of collapsing bridges, trains on fire and undrinkable water are far from just annoyances, they are a clear sign that the safety and prosperity of America's working people is in danger without massive improvements.

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New ITC Trade Report Shows How Dangerous TPP Is for America’s Families

This week, the U.S. International Trade Commission published a damning report about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade and economic agreement between the United States and 11 other countries. The report predicts the TPP will increase the job-killing U.S. trade deficit by a whopping $21.7 billion.  

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You’ve Got Questions, The Student Loan Borrowers Hotline Has Answers

You’ve Got Questions, The Student Loan Borrowers Hotline Has Answers

Have questions about your student loans? Want to know if you can lower your payment or even pay off your loans faster? Having a hard time getting answers from your servicer or finding reliable information on the internet?

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Donald Trump Gets a Million-Dollar Loan from His Dad and Thinks Your Wages Are Too High

Funny, we think candidates who support working people would agree it's becoming harder and harder to afford a middle-class life. Wages simply haven't kept up with the cost of living. 

Yet Donald Trump, who got a boost from dad with a million-dollar loan, thinks our wages are too high already

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Global Labor Film Festival Returns for Fourth Year

Global Labor Film Festival Returns for Fourth Year

Twelve films, eight cities and four countries comprise the fourth annual Global Labor Film Festival. GLFF is organized by labor film festivals around the world who each screen a labor-themed film of their choice during the month of May, chosen because May 1—International Workers’ Day—is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and celebrated unofficially in many other countries.

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New Report Shows the Middle Class Is Shrinking Across the Country

New Report Shows the Middle Class Is Shrinking Across the Country

The shrinking of the middle class in the United States is something that you hear pundits talk about frequently. A new report from the Pew Research Center shows that problem is not just a real one, but one that is widely distributed across the country and is hurting not just the Rust Belt, Appalachia and the Deep South, but also hits nearly every metropolitan area in the country. Most importantly, the study shows that the rise of inequality is one of the key effects of the shrinking middle class.

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$15 Minimum Wage, Strike Relief Bills Released from New Jersey Labor Committee

$15 Minimum Wage, Strike Relief Bills Released from New Jersey Labor Committee

The release of a $15 minimum wage bill from New Jersey’s Senate Labor Committee is being hailed by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO and other advocates as a powerful step toward lifting an estimated one million New Jersey residents out of poverty. 

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CEOs Paid 335 Times Average Rank-and-File Worker; Outsourcing Results in Even Higher Inequality

CEOs Paid 335 Times Average Rank-and-File Worker; Outsourcing Results in Even Higher Inequality

CEO pay for major U.S. companies continues to soar as income inequality and the outsourcing of good-paying American jobs increases. Outsourcing has become a hot presidential election topic with candidates calling out corporations that say they need to save money by sending jobs overseas. Meanwhile, according to the new AFL-CIO Executive Paywatch, the average CEO of an S&P 500 company received an annual income of $12.4 million in 2015—335 times more money than the average rank-and-file worker.

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