USW's Chuck Jones on Donald Trump's Jobs Record

United Steelworkers Local 1999 President Chuck Jones famously called out President-elect Donald Trump for exaggerating the number of jobs saved by a deal at the Carrier facility in Indianapolis.

Now five months later, hundreds of Indiana workers are still set to lose their jobs at Carrier and the nearby Rexnord plant. In a conversation with host Scott Paul, Jones reflects on Trump's famous Carrier deal and the job the president has done for manufacturing workers in his first four months in office.

"He's talking what people want to hear, but we're not seeing any results," Jones says.

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Reposted from The Manufacturing Report.

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California Protects Precariat Workers

From the AFL-CIO

In a historic win for California’s workers, the California Legislature approved a bill Sept. 13 that makes the misclassification of employees as independent contractors more difficult.

Sponsored by the California Labor Federation, Assembly Bill 5 codifies and expands on a 2018 California Supreme Court decision.

The bill also will help curb the rampant exploitation of workers by unscrupulous employers and give California’s working people the basic rights and protections we all deserve. Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign the bill into law.

 “The time is up for unscrupulous employers who claim their workers are ‘independent’ in order to cut corners on costs,”  California Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez said about A.B. 5

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