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John Briley
Post Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:04 pm

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THURSDAY, NOV 10, 2016, 5:07 PM

Labor Leaders Deserve Their Share of the Blame for Donald Trump’s Victory

BY MICAH UETRICHT

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Yet rather than acting as clarion voices cutting through Beltway static to insist on choosing a candidate who spoke to working-class suffering and dissatisfaction with the status quo, labor leaders echoed the myopic vision of the pundits who insisted it was “her turn.”

That the Democratic king- (and queen-)makers would do this is maddening but unsurprising. It's consistent with the party's rightward drift over the last few decades.

What makes union leaders' actions so astounding is that they rejected a stalwart champion of their agenda who raged against the billionaire class, walked picket lines with workers and spoke obsessively about widening inequality.

Instead, they opted for a millionaire former Walmart board member with a checkered past on labor issues whose campaign refused to endorse a $15 minimum wage and couldn’t even muster a tweet in favor of low-wage workers.

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Most union presidents are far removed from the sentiments of rank-and-file members.

Labor leaders like Weingarten hang out in elite circles, seeing themselves less as leaders of social movements whose everyday actions are guided by their members and more as peers of the kind of centrist Washington insiders that made up the top brass of Clinton’s campaign.

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Radicals have long argued that American labor leaders are not only isolated from their rank and file, but actually have a set of interests that are distinct from their members.

No president wants to see their membership rolls decimated, but they also don’t want to see an empowered rank and file independently organizing actions like strikes or campaigns on behalf of strongly pro-worker presidential candidates.

Workers who are empowered to wage fights at work and in politics can also get together with their coworkers to boot conservative, corrupt or incompetent leaders out of office.

And if labor is going to avoid such astronomical blunders as Trump’s victory in the future, rank-and-file workers will have to lead the charge against their Clinton-backing leaders.



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John Briley
Post Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:40 pm

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/11/10/the-13-most-amazing-things-in-the-2016-exit-poll/?tid=pm_politics_pop_b

The 13 most amazing findings in the 2016 exit poll

By Chris Cillizza November 10 at 10:52 AM

The Washington Post

Excerpt:

It's been 36 hours (or so) since we were all witnesses to the biggest political upset in presidential history. As President-elect Donald Trump and President Obama huddle in Washington on Thursday, and as the gears of the incoming government begin to grind in earnest, I'm still totally captivated by the “how” of this election. How did this happen and what can we learn about ourselves and the country as a result?

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John Briley
Post Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:55 pm

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http://www.npr.org/2016/11/10/501606327/who-might-be-in-donald-trumps-cabinet-plus-more-about-the-transition

Who Might Be In Donald Trump's Cabinet? Plus, More About The Transition

November 10, 20166:53 PM ET

NPR / BRIAN NAYLOR

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The election just ended and the new president doesn't even take office until Jan. 20. But the transition planning starts now.

Who's going to be President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of state? His chief of staff? His education secretary? Now that the news of Trump's election has settled, speculation over how the president-elect will fill out his administration has consumed Washington.

Keeping in mind the truism that nobody who knows is talking, and those who are talking don't really know, here are some of the names being floated, leaked and speculated about.

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John Briley
Post Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:02 am

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/11/23/election-unions-teachers-clinton-trump/94242722/

Teacher unions smarting after many members vote for Trump

Greg Toppo , USATODAY 1:23 p.m. EST November 23, 2016

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WASHINGTON — Two weeks after Republican Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 presidential election, the USA’s teachers unions are wondering what happened to their chosen candidate — and how so many of their members could have voted for her opponent.

Despite early and eager endorsements of Clinton by both unions, the nation’s school teachers and other school workers contributed substantially to Trump’s Nov. 8 win.

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John Briley
Post Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:42 am

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-administration-appointee-tracker/

Here are the people whose names have been floated for Trump’s Cabinet

The latest on the contenders — from rumored to named — for top spots in the Trump administration. Latest transition updates

Washington Post / Updated Nov. 23 at 2:39 p.m.

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Who Trump chooses to surround himself with greatly affects what his administration will accomplish. These top aides are just a slice of the 4,000 positions Trump’s transition team must nominate people for — people who will handle day-to-day operations at the agencies that make up the executive branch of government.


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John Briley
Post Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:05 pm

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Wake Up Call for the entire Labor Movement!

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/11/23/donald-trump-could-kill-the-american-union/?utm_term=.3294dbbe7095

Donald Trump can kill the American union

His election is "an extinction-level event for American labor”.

By Harold Meyerson November 23 / The Washington Post

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One thing is certain: If Trump’s victory does indeed become “an extinction-level event for the labor movement,” it would also extinguish any prospect that America could ever become “great again.” No country in history has ever achieved decent working-class living standards (and the social and political stability they engender) absent a vibrant labor movement. Anyone who hopes for American greatness must also hope that labor has the strength and smarts to survive what’s coming in the Trump years.

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one of the others
Post Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:43 am

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Looks like labor unions contributed 100 MILLION DOLLARS to Hillary Clinton campaign. What if they had given that to the Sanders campaign in some manner? What a big "cluster fuck" our establishment leaders, both union and democratic, are responsible for. It is, absolutely, wretchedly disgusting the impending havoc awaiting us. Everyone will suffer, but unions will take it up the ying-yang. These republicans are going to make, if they get their way (and trust me, they will try their asses off), what Ronnie Reagan did to unions look like look like paddy cake.

http://www.salon.com/2016/11/26/the-union-revolt-no-one-is-talking-about-this-election-proved-that-you-overlook-the-labor-movement-at-your-peril/

What unions got wrong about Trump.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/26/opinion/sunday/what-unions-got-wrong-about-trump.html?&_r=1

No shit, Sherlock.

http://192.168.1.1:8181/http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/blue-collar-democrats-to-party-its-still-the-economy-stupid_us_58382f9be4b000af95ee1623

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John Briley
Post Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:26 pm

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Say what......???

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http://nypost.com/2016/12/04/nancy-pelosi-i-dont-think-democrats-want-a-new-direction/

Nancy Pelosi: I don’t think Democrats want a new direction

By Marisa Schultz / December 4, 2016 | 5:56pm

New York Post

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WASHINGTON – Nancy Pelosi just gave Republicans another reason for celebration.

The newly elected Minority Leader insisted Sunday Dems aren’t looking for a “new direction” even after the bruising Election Day defeats and a GOP monopoly in Washington.

A defiant — and possibly delusional — Pelosi stood firm about her party’s future when pressed with what she’ll do differently to deal with Democrat discontent.

“I don’t think people want a new direction,” Pelosi told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “Our values unify us and our values are about supporting America’s working families.”

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John Briley
Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:12 am

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Nancy Pelosi: I don’t think Democrats want a new direction


Hey Democratic Leaders, including each and every one of our Union Leaders, et. al.,

Team Trump is circling the wagons,...... are you ready?

More importantly, what are you going to do about it?

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-unions-idUSKBN13U2NE

POLITICS | Mon Dec 5, 2016 | 3:20pm EST

New House labor committee chair questions need for unions

Reuters

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"The incoming chair of the congressional panel that oversees labor issues on Monday questioned the need for unions and said she wants to repeal various Obama administration labor policies."


Speaker Paul Ryan........

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paul-ryan-donald-trump-tweets_us_5844b2f2e4b0c68e04818206

Paul Ryan On Donald Trump Tweeting Lies: ‘Who Cares?’

The House speaker can’t prove Trump’s allegations of voter fraud, but he doesn’t think the lies are a problem.

12/04/2016 09:03 pm ET | Updated 6 hours ago

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“When Pelley continued to press him, Ryan said that the fact that the president-elect of the United States circulates false information on social media is not a concern to him.

“It doesn’t matter to me. He won the election,” he said. “The way I see the tweets you’re talking about, he’s basically giving voice to a lot of people who have felt that they were voiceless. He’s communicating with people in this country who’ve felt like they have not been listened to. He’s going to be an unconventional president.”

“Who cares what he tweeted, you know, on some Thursday night, if we fix this country’s big problems?” he added. “That’s just the way I look at this.”


Here’s a peak under the covers re: Trumps Cabinet picks as of today.

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Donald Trump Is Choosing His Cabinet.

Here’s the Latest List.

By THE NEW YORK TIMES UPDATED DEC. 5, 2016

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/us/politics/donald-trump-administration.html

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one of the others
Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:19 am

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I laughed when I read it. Not that it's funny, it's just
the compound absurdity. Unions better gear up for some hard core shit. And, all you apathetic workers are in for a real treat--or should I say treatment. Those proverbial chips are about to fall where they may.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-considering-fast-food-ceo-for-labor-secretary-report_us_5845b436e4b028b323389199

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John Briley
Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:34 pm

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Hey Democratic Leaders, including each and every one of our Union Leaders, et. al.,

Team Trump is circling the wagons,...... are you ready?

More importantly, what are you going to do about it?


As a follow up re: the above, here are a couple of articles that one would have thought deserved an immediate response from every International Labor Union, including the AFL-CIO, supporting Chuck Jones, who is Union President of United Steelworkers Local 1999.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/08/us/politics/donald-trump-twitter-carrier-chuck-jones.html

Trump as Cyberbully in Chief? Twitter Attack on Union Boss Draws Fire

By MICHAEL D. SHEARDEC. 8, 2016

New York Times

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WASHINGTON — Thirty years as a union boss in Indiana have given Chuck Jones a thick skin. But even threats to shoot him or burn his house down did not quite prepare him for becoming the target of a verbal takedown by the next president of the United States.

In what one Republican strategist described as “cyberbullying,” President-elect Donald J. Trump derided Mr. Jones on Twitter, accusing him of doing “a terrible job representing workers” and blaming him for the decisions by companies that ship American jobs overseas.


Haven’t found anything from UFCW I.U. Marc Perrone,.......
http://www.ufcw.org/2016/12/07/ufcw-statement-on-amazon-go/

Teamsters James P. Hoffa,........
https://teamster.org/about/leadership/james-hoffa

and

AFL-CIO, Richard L. Trumka:
http://www.aflcio.org/About/Leadership/AFL-CIO-Top-Officers

Defending and or supporting Chuck Jones, who is Union President of United Steelworkers Local 1999.

I’m curious if anyone else has found anything from any of the above named individuals, and or any other Labor Leader supporting / defending Chuck Jones?

Found this article re: “some” individuals speaking up,......

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http://www.businessinsider.com/unions-versus-trump-after-carrier-tweet-2016-12

Carrier worker: It's 'crazy' we have a president-elect going after private citizens on Twitter

Kate Taylor

Business Insider / Dec. 8, 2016

Excerpt:

"Trump's tweets were swiftly condemned by workers, unions, and supporters."


@ Perrone, Hoffa & Trumka,.....and you say what?
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