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U.S. Unions Warn Trump: Don’t Even Think About It

Eric Lee Solidarity
The AFL-CIO “categorically rejects all threats to the peaceful transition of power” said Richard Trumka, “The labor movement,” he said, “simply will not allow any breach of the U.S. Constitution or other effort to deny the will of the people."

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AFSCME, NAACP Launch Historic Partnership to Mobilize Black Voters

rtmadminadw Atlanta Daily World
AFSCME, NAACP launch historic partnership to mobilize Black voters. This partnership kicks off with a joint four-state presidential radio buy on African American radio stations in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan and North Carolina.

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Trump's State of the Union Not Reality for Most Americans

Kenneth Quinnell AFL-CIO
Last night, President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address. Working people were quick to point out that most of us don't live in the reality described in the president's speech and when it comes to the issues we care about, actions speak louder than words.

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Trump Pulls Back Obama-Era Protections For Women Workers

Mary Emily O'Hara NBC News
Noreen Farrell, director of the anti-sex discrimination law firm Equal Rights Advocates, said Trump went "on the attack against workers and taxpayers." "We have an executive order that essentially forces women to pay to keep companies in business that discriminate against them, with their own tax dollars," said Farrell. "It's an outrage."

Trump and Russia - Readers Respond to Recent Portside Posts

Pittman; Atkins; Fuller; Smith; Gugliotta; Stand; Lowe; Portside
Portside readers have weighed in, as you often do, on the issue of Trump, Putin, Russia, the revival of a new-Cold War, and foreign interference in our electoral process. Here a number of readers, including some Portside moderators, express their individual views, on what they feel should be the position of the left, for democracy, and opposed to militarism, increases in the military budget, and re-vamped calls for a new-nuclear laden Cold War against Russia.
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