Tag: Wages

Border Rush: Guards to Release Migrants Without Detention, Ankle Monitors, Says Wall Street Journal

Border patrol officers will start releasing many of the myriad migrants crossing the Rio Grande without even going through the formalities of temporary detention or strapping removable tracking-devices to the migrants’ ankles, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The policy comes as the migrant wave is expected to reach 100,000 this month, […]

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Exclusive — President Donald Trump: Biggest Accomplishment Is Economy Booming Due to Deregulation

President Donald Trump told Breitbart News last week in an exclusive interview in the Oval Office at the White House that his biggest accomplishment as president so far is a rejuvenated economy. “Maybe the economy,” Trump replied when Breitbart News Washington Political Editor Matthew Boyle asked him what his biggest accomplishment was in his view. […]

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Exclusive–Mo Brooks: ‘Masters of the Universe’ Want More Immigration to ‘Decrease Incomes of Americans’

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says the “Masters of the Universe” want more legal immigration to the United States to further diminish the incomes of American working and middle-class families. In an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Tonight, Brooks said recent demands to increase the number of foreign workers coming to the U.S. to […]

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Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Policy Delivers Fastest Wage Growth Since 2009

President Donald Trump’s “Hire American” policy pushed Americans’ wages up by 3.4 percent in the last 12 months, according to employment data released March 8. “We’re seeing wages rise more than they have at any time for a long, long time,” Trump told reporters. He added: The big news, really, was that wages went up. And […]

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Wall Street Journal: Wages, Productivity Jump in Donald Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Economy

President Donald Trump’s “Hire American” economic policy is forcing companies to pay higher wages and also buy the labor-saving machinery which allows Americans to produce more value in less time. Trump’s “Hire American” success-on-success was spotlighted March 1 by the Wall Street Journal: Surging demand for its products has sent Republic Wire Inc. on a hiring […]

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Trump Indicates End of ‘Hire American’ Policy, May Invite More Foreign Workers

President Donald Trump suggested that he is ready to ditch his Inauguration Day promise of a “Hire American” economic policy — even though thousands of auto workers are being laid off, millions of Americans do not have jobs, and many millions of Americans cannot get better-paying jobs. The huge policy shift in favor of employers […]

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Trump Economy: Blue-Collar Wages Rise Faster than White-Collar

Salaries for college graduate Americans are growing much slower than for Americans who are working in transportation, restaurants, services, construction, and sales, according to federal data. Average pay grew 3.0 percent in the 12 months up to December, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, employees in the broad “management, professional, and related” category gained only […]

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Trump Downplays Chance of Amnesty-for-Wall Deal

President Donald Trump used an interview with the Wall Street Journal to downplay expectations that the 17-member bipartisan panel on border security will propose an amnesty-for-wall deal. The newspaper asked Trump on Sunday if the panel might propose an amnesty for DACA migrants. He responded: “I doubt it,” he said, when asked if he would […]

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WashPost Admits Trump’s Economy Aiding Minorities, Women

President Donald Trump’s hot economy is raising wages and bringing more sidelined workers back into the workplace, according to a grudging admission by a “Wonkblog” reporter at the Washington Post. But the reporter, Andrew van Dam, could not bring himself to mention Trump or admit that Trump’s “Hire American” immigration policy is forcing companies to hire and pay […]

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Donald Trump Touts Rising Wages, Mitt Romney Urges ‘Responsibility’

Mitt Romney’s description of a great America does not include wage gains for Americans, marking a huge contrast with President Donald Trump’s celebration of rising wages in his go-go economy. Romney, a former investor, governor and failed GOP presidential candidate, is expected to become a leader in the GOP’s business-first win when he is sworn in as […]

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Billionaire Class Enjoys 15X the Wage Growth of American Working Class

The billionaire class — the country’s top 0.01 percent of earners — have enjoyed more than 15 times as much wage growth as America’s working and middle class since 1979, new wage data reveals. Between 1979 and 2017, the wages of the bottom 90 percent — the country’s working and lower middle class — have […]

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D.C. Experts Try to Split Trump Coalition, but Refuse any Immigration Reforms

An establishment group of D.C. experts is trying to reduce President Donald Trump’s support from working-class Americans in 2020 while refusing to offer any immigration reforms. The report about policies that would aid working-class voters says it prefers to ignore the political iceberg of cheap-labor immigration which helped Donald Trump sink Hillary Clinton’s campaign: The authors […]

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The American Economy Added Just 134,000 Jobs in September, Unemployment Drops to Lowest Level Since 1969

The U.S. economy added just 134,000 jobs in September and the jobless rate fell to 3.7 percent, once again hitting a low level not seen since 1969. Despite fears that trade disputes and rising tariffs could weigh on the economy, hiring continues to grow. On Thursday, the government reported that new unemployment claims fell more than […]

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Winning: Trump Beats Bezos, Forces National Wage Raise

The decision by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to raise starting wages to $15 per hour for warehouse workers may trigger a long-awaited corporate bidding war for workers, say economic analysts. But analysts are refusing to give credit to President Donald Trump, whose low-immigration “Hire American” policy is forcing fast-growing companies to recruit extra workers by offering wage raises […]

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Business-First GOP Prepares Post-Election Border-Wall Trap for Trump

Business-first GOP leaders are walking President Donald Trump into a post-election trap where he will be forced to approve more wage-cutting visa-worker programs if he wants an extra $3.4 billion for his border wall. The cheap-labor legislation which is in the draft House appropriations bill would dramatically expand several visa-worker programs which suppress blue-collar wages […]

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Trump tax plan was a lie. Corporate tax revenue at 75-year low; 2019 deficit looks like $1 trillion

Corporate tax receipts—what the U.S. collects from corporations—have plummeted to a level not seen since the World War II. The Times analysis cited that as the primary factor driving the deficit through the roof. And why, pray tell, are corporations paying so little in taxes suddenly? “The reason is President Trump’s tax cuts.” As the adjacent […]

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Disneyland, Theme Park Workers Reach Tentative Labor Deal

ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — Disneyland Resort and the union representing theme park workers announced today they have reached a tentative contract agreement, following weeks of protests by park employees who claimed that some of them were earning poverty level wages. Terms of the proposed labor deal between the park and the Master Services Council — which […]

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Higher wages are the usual antidote for alleged worker shortages, but employers remain tightfisted

In another analysis by the two EPI economists, they note that the failure of real wages to grow means it’s “likely that the unemployment rate is overstating the strength of the economy.” That rate is currently 4 percent, although another measure issues each month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics puts the percentage of unemployed […]

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The Imaginary Labor Shortage: Wage Growth Again Too Sluggish to Keep Up With Inflation

While businessmen have been complaining loudly about labor shortages for months, data from the government Thursday showed that wage gains trailed consumer prices in June. The consumer price index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in June compared with May. Core inflation, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, rose 0.2 percent, the Labor Department […]

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If You Wanted to Know How Trump Would Treat America, Just Look at How He Treated His Chauffeur for Over 25 Years

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) For 25 years, Noel Cintron had one of the worst jobs in America. For 25 years, Cintron drove a large orange tub of sherbet extract around New York City. For 25 years, he had to listen to sherbet excrement’s bloated tales of wild extravagance and the deafening sounds of sherbet […]

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Trump’s longtime personal driver files lawsuit for backpay after 25 years of unpaid overtime

Luckily for Trump’s new drivers, taxpayers are footing the bill. Noel Cintron spent 25 years working as Donald Trump’s personal driver and now he’s filed a lawsuit against his former employer for years of unpaid overtime. According to Blooomberg, he’s seeking compensation for 3,300 hours of overtime during a six-year period. He’s unable to seek compensation for the […]

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Atlantic Magazine: Low Unemployment Raises Wages in Iowa

The tight labor-market in Iowa is delivering higher wages, better working conditions and more training programs to employees in Iowa, where unemployment has dropped to roughly 4 percent, according to a report in Atlantic magazine. “The low unemployment rate has slowly but surely tipped the balance of power away from employers and towards workers,” says the […]

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