Trump Spends Labor Day Attacking US Workers

Trump marked Labor Day by attacking, not honoring, workers, while at the same time taking credit for their success.

Trump first took credit for something that isn’t true:

Then he attacked unions on Labor Day:

Trumka told Fox News Sunday:
Unfortunately, to date, the things that he’s done to hurt workers outpace what he’s done to help workers. He hasn’t come up with an infrastructure program that could put a lot of us back to work. He overturned a regulation that would actually denied over 5 million people overtime that they would have had. He overturned some health and safety regulations that will hurt us on the job. Enforcement of OSHA and MSHA isn’t what it should be.

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Wages have been down since the first of the year. Gas prices have been up since the first of the year. So, overall, workers aren’t doing as well. He passed the tax bill that encourages companies to outsource. We can’t agree to support something like that. He’s — every place we can, Chris, we do. But, unfortunately, right now, the scale is weighted against him because he’s done more to hurt workers than to help workers.

Trump Has Been Bad For Workers

The Trump administration has been bad for workers. Wages have gone down, prices have gone up, including healthcare, jobs might be plentiful, but workers will need to work three of them to make ends meet. Trump hasn’t brought back manufacturing and coal. He has harmed the clean energy sector, and his tariffs are killing jobs.

Under no measure has the Trump presidency been good for workers.

Trump tried to take credit for a success that is not happening.

Donald Trump attacked workers on Labor Day because they refused to tell him that everything is fine.

Americans are celebrating a day where they have to work twice as hard for the same low pay, which is not what workers meant when they held the first Labor Day parades more than a century ago.

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