US Unions Face Further Power Shift To Right Under Trump

A fascinating article has appeared on The Hill website setting out Donald Trump’s latest attempt to shift the National Labour Relations Board further to the right.

Although he portayed himself a friend of working people Trump, no matter how hobbled is setting out use the NLRB to dismantle labour rights gained under President Barak Obama. The article shows how he aims to thwart union organsing, not just by the US’s mainstream unions but by the new generation of ‘pop up’ unions fighting for decent wages in the fast food industry.

Recognising the imminant threat AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka this week “The decisions and actions of the NLRB have real consequences for working people. A fair and functioning NLRB can protect the freedom of working people to negotiate a fair return on our work so we can provide for our families. A partisan, ideologically driven NLRB can further empower corporations and CEOs to take away our freedoms at work.”

 

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