From the Long Beach Press Telegram:
The Long Beach and Los Angeles ports won’t have to worry about U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ threat to pull billions of dollars worth of federal grants from local and state governments that support sanctuary cities.
That’s because even though they are departments of cities at odds with the […]
Federal Maritime Commission news release:
Acting Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Michael A. Khouri today designated the agency’s Managing Director, Karen V. Gregory, to serve as Regulatory Reform Officer.
Ms. Gregory will stand up a Regulatory Reform Task Force that will work to identify burdensome, unnecessary, and outdated directives and recommend how they should […]
Trump’s first disastrous nominee, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration. Today Politico reports that Trump has chosen pick number two:
President Donald Trump on Thursday announced his intent to nominate Alexander Acosta, a former Justice Department official and current dean of Florida International University College of Law, for labor secretary, just a day after […]
Opinion from the Workplace Justice Project and the Centro de los Derechos del Migrante in the Baltimore Sun:
President Trump campaigned on promises of higher wages and better jobs, but he has betrayed those promises with his nomination of fast-food chain CEO Andrew Puzder for secretary of the Department of Labor.
The Department of Labor […]
The New York Times makes it easy to find out where our Senators stand:
The Senate has confirmed each of President Trump’s nominees that it has voted on so far. Fifteen members of the cabinet and eight other top administration posts require Senate confirmation.
All but three of the “no” votes have come from […]
Excepts from an opinion piece called ‘Andrew Puzder will be a disaster for workers. I know: He was for me.’ in the Washington Post:
JoAnn Wise, author of this opinion piece in the Washington Post, worked at Hardee’s for 21 years.
I already know what Trump/Puzder economics look like because I’m living it every day. […]
From ‘Mario Cordero, former Long Beach port leader, is out as chair of maritime commission’ in the Press Telegram:
Mario Cordero, a former Port of Long Beach harbor commissioner, was forced out last week as chairman of the five-member Federal Maritime Commission after President Donald Trump replaced him with Republican Michael Khouri.
The change of […]
Excerpts from the Washington Post:
On Tuesday, Elaine Chao was confirmed as secretary of Transportation. … But unanimity was not to be.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., voted no, as did Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, N.Y., Jeff Merkley, Ore., Elizabeth Warren, Mass., Cory Booker, N.J., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
The vote was 93 to […]
Trump employees fight for union rights
Excerpts from Labor Notes:
With the election of Donald Trump as president and Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, we are entering a period of existential crisis for unions and our organized power. The coming months and years are going to call for a spirit of […]
Elaine Chao was deputy secretary of transportation in the administration of George H.W. Bush and she headed the Labor Department under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009. She is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican.
Excerpts from ”Transport pick Chao gets conservatives’ praise, labor criticism” in Bloomberg: