Every week, we bring you a roundup of the top news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here’s this week’s Working People Weekly List.
What This Steelworker Had to Say About Hillary Clinton: "Dennis Mitchell builds tires at a plant in Buffalo, New York, alongside his co-workers in United Steelworkers (USW) Local 135. In this election season, he’s also busy talking to voters about strengthening the middle class and making sure working people across the country can get good-paying jobs."
Six Facts on Donald Trump’s Use of Chinese Steel: "At the second presidential debate, Donald Trump asked the American public to 'look at what’s happening to steel and the cost of steel, and China dumping vast amounts of steel all over the United States, which essentially is killing our steelworkers and our steel companies.' We did and so did Newsweek. The report, published last week, showed us yet again that all Trump does is run his mouth and pad his pockets. The Newsweek report found Trump used cheap Chinese steel and aluminum in two of his recent construction projects and went to great lengths to cover his tracks. Donald Trump turned his back on the U.S. steel and aluminum industries but, somehow, is claiming to be its savior. Trump can't be trusted and has given hardworking Americans yet another reason to cast their ballot for Hillary Clinton."
Winners and Losers of the Week: "Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights."
In Second Debate, Donald Trump Doubles Down on Anti-Worker Policies and Divisive Rhetoric: "Another presidential debate, another night of Donald Trump making a joke of the issues and concerns that are important to working people. Once again, it was clear that Hillary Clinton is on our side, which is why we're with her."
Large Companies Owe Hundreds of Billions in U.S. Taxes, Report Says: "Leona Helmsley famously said that "Only the little people pay taxes." In a recent presidential debate, Donald Trump bragged that not paying taxes makes him 'smart.'"
Immigration Myths vs. Facts: "A lot of alarming myths are being spread in this campaign season by candidates like Donald Trump who want to generate fear of immigrants and division between working people. Let’s focus on the facts instead."
Hillary Clinton's Values Are Union Values: "Get ready for tonight's presidential debate by checking out this video of Randie, a steelworker from Toledo, Ohio. She talks about what's at stake in this presidential election and why she thinks Hillary Clinton is the only person qualified for the job. Randie survived cancer but she's afraid America wouldn't be able to survive Donald Trump."
In the States Roundup: "It's time once again to take a look at the battles for the rights of working families in the states. Here is what the unions in the states are talking about this week. Click on any of the links to follow the state federations and labor councils on Twitter."
The Economy Adds 156,000 Jobs in September, and Unemployment Little Changed at 5.0%: "The U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in September and unemployment was little changed at 5.0%, according to figures released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics."
Working Women Deserve Better Than Trump’s Sexism: "At last week's presidential debate, America’s working women got a front-row seat to Donald Trump’s sexism. He repeatedly interrupted Hillary Clinton, a phenomenon too many working women can relate to, and repeated his claims that she doesn’t have the 'presidential look' it takes to lead the United States. It seems like every day a new story from Trump’s past reveals more misogyny. Take the latest story out of his golf club in Palos Verdes, Calif., where Trump urged staff to fire unattractive hostesses and only hire 'beautiful women.'"