Tonight, President Trump is set to deliver his first State of the Union speech, in which he will likely provide a triumphalist account of the economic policy changes made during the first year of his presidency. But despite big talk on the campaign trail about how he would stand up for the forgotten working man (for Trump, it was always men who were left behind), the first year of the Trump presidency has been no triumph for typical American workers. Instead the big winners over the past year have been the already rich.
Workers, labor in the U.S.Inc…Rise up! Resistance to the Fascist regime is long overdue.
From the article:
“… the smart move to boost wages with immigration policy is to bring unauthorized immigrants out of the shadows and into legal status and citizenship so that they enjoy the full protections of employment law. If these workers could no longer be easily exploited, their wages would rise and put less intense downward pressure on the wages of U.S. workers.”
If only we had a real opposition party…
17% of the labor force are immigrants (mostly not undocumented). That’s up from 5% in 1980. Is it possible that has a negative effect on U.S. citizen employment and wages?