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

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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:

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

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

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