Trump attacked workers’ pay and rights in 2017. Here are the worst violations.

McDonalds NYC demo
McDonalds NYC Demonstration for workers rights & fair pay Source: IUF.org

The focus of the Economic Policy Institute’s (EPI) report issued on January 12, 2018 is in its name: Ten actions that hurt workers during Trump’s first year: How Trump and Congress further rigged the economy in favor of the wealthy

See the article for facts about how workers are affected by each action on this list:

McDonalds NYC demo
McDonalds NYC Demonstration for workers rights & fair pay Source: IUF.org

  • Enacting tax cuts that overwhelmingly favor the wealthy over the average worker
  • Taking billions out of workers’ pockets by weakening or abandoning regulations that protect their pay
  • Blocking workers from access to the courts by allowing mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts
  • Pushing immigration policies that hurt all workers
  • Rolling back regulations that protect worker pay and safety
  • Stacking the Federal Reserve Board with candidates friendlier to Wall Street than to working families
  • Ensuring Wall Street can pocket more of workers’ retirement savings
  • Stacking the Supreme Court against workers by appointing Neil Gorsuch
  • Trying to take affordable health care away from millions of working people
  • Undercutting key worker protection agencies by nominating anti-worker leaders
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    Free! Job Fair at William Paterson University 9-1 on Jan 12 2017

    Job Fair
    Looking for your next employer? Come to the Job Fair at William Paterson University where the following industries will be represented:
    Healthcare, Security, Retail & Sales, Finance, Transportation, Material Management, Government, and Manufacturing.

    Thursday 12 January 2017 (Snow Date: January 13th)
    9am – 1pm
    1600 Valley Road
    Wayne, NJ 07470

    Veteran’s Assistance will be available.
    PLEASE PLAN ON ARRIVING EARLY. SOME COMPANIES MAY NOT BE ABLE TO STAY UNTIL 1PM.

    Click here to RSVP

    Bring your best self, your resumé if you have one and partake of workshops like: read more

    Obama’s SBA rolls out entrepreneur training and microloans for formerly incarcerated individuals

    Obama visits prison
    Source: Whitehouse on Tumblr
    This week, the leaders of the SBA, W.K. Kellogg Foundation and microlender Justine PETERSEN announced the formation of the Aspire Entrepreneurship Initiative, a groundbreaking new $2.1 million partnership to expand access to entrepreneurial education and microloans for formerly incarcerated individuals, with a specific focus on those who are parents. Initial rollout for the initiative is planned for Detroit, MI, Chicago, IL, Louisville, KY and St. Louis, MO.

    “Entrepreneurship and small business ownership are proven paths toward wealth creation and financial independence especially for people who might otherwise feel trapped by their circumstances” said SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet. “America remains a land of opportunity, a place where we believe in second changes for those who have paid their debt to society. Entrepreneurship can be a ladder of opportunity for citizens who have paid that debt but are still struggling to find employment after incarceration. With the training and startup tools provided through this partnership, these American citizens can finally start to rebuild their lives and restore their relationships with their families and communities.” read more

    Sen Bob Menendez Hosts Empowerment Summit in Trenton on April 22 – Free

    Sen Bob Menendez Empowerment SummitU.S. Senator Bob Menendez Hosts an Empowerment Summit for the Community

    Friday 22 April 2016
    9:00am-1:30pm
    Trenton War Memorial
    1 Memorial Drive
    Trenton, NJ 08608

    Cost: Free
    Lunch will be served
    RSVP here

    Visit the summit event page for additional information

    Hillary’s BFFs Wasserman-Schultz & Rahm Emanuel: called out by Moyers for persecuting the working poor

    Bill Moyers on DWS & RE
    Source: Talking Points Memo
    Rep. Excerpt from the 24 March 2016 article by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship on TPM.com on the united intentionality of Wasserman Schultz, Rahm Emanuel and both Clintons to both shift the Dem Party away from representing working folk and also persecute the working poor:

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz … embodies the tactics that have eroded the ability of Democrats to once again be the party of the working class. As Democratic National Committee chair she has opened the floodgates for Big Money, brought lobbyists into the inner circle and oiled all the moving parts of the revolving door that twirls between government service and cushy jobs in the world of corporate influence. read more

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    USPS Job Fair in E. Orange for many locations 9/15 6-8pm

    USPS job fairUSPS Job Fair in East Orange for many locations

    East Orange, NJ
    Tues 15 Sept 2015
    44 City Hall Plaza
    East Orange NJ

    Jobs include (but aren’t limited to)
    City and Rural Carriers
    PSE Clerks
    Mail Handler Assistants
    Tractor Trailer Drivers
    Auto Mechanics
    Casuals

    Dress like you’re ready for work and arrive as early as you can!