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.
Working Families Respond to the (Thankfully) Last Debate: "In the (thankfully) last debate, Donald Trump was his typical dishonest, disrespectful self, while Hillary Clinton made it clear she was on the side of working people. She's with us, so we're with her."
Working Families in Action: "When they aren't on the job, working people put their time and effort into helping our community and working for the issues and political leaders who fight for us. Here are some recent examples of working people in action."
Why Russ Feingold Is Better Than Ron Johnson on Working People’s Issues: "For working people, it’s clear who would be the better U.S. senator from Wisconsin. On the important issues, Russ Feingold will fight for us, while Sen. Ron Johnson’s track record in Washington shows he works against us time and again."
Catherine Cortez Masto Is the Right Choice for Nevada's Working Families: "Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto received the highest praise possible when she stepped down as Nevada’s attorney general. Her successor, Republican Adam Laxalt, called her a 'role model in how she has run the office during the past eight years.'”
Ted Strickland Will Stand with Ohio's Working Families: "While Ted Strickland has resolutely fought to protect working people, Rob Portman has instead chosen to defend corporations and Wall Street over those who work for a living. Check out where they each stand on the issues: it is clear that Ted Strickland is the best choice to represent Ohio in the U.S. Senate."
‘Nobody Deserves to Be Treated Like This’: "Warning: The stories in this video discuss graphic sexual harassment and assault. As allegations continue to surface about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sexually assaulting women in the workplace and elsewhere, a new report on Chicago’s hospitality industry shows that the problem is much wider than Trump. A new survey conducted by UNITE HERE Local 1 in Illinois found that nearly half of housekeepers surveyed had guests expose themselves, flash them or answer the door naked. Nearly two-thirds of casino cocktail servers have had a guest grope, pinch, grab or try to touch them in an inappropriate way. Watch the video above and visit Hands Off Pants On to learn more."
Immigrant Bricklayer Experiences Beauty of Solidarity: "Growing up, Jose Zavala didn’t always understand the pride that his dad, who is a bricklayer and tile setter, took in his work. It seemed like just a job, Jose explains. But now that he has followed his father into the same profession, he gets it."
U.S. Senate Candidate Deborah Ross Will Fight for N.C. Families: "Deborah Ross, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina against Republican Richard Burr, understands all too well that the best way to create new jobs for working families is by rebuilding the state’s crumbling bridges and roads, especially after the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Matthew."
New York Messengers Alliance Launches, First for Couriers aka ‘Asphalt Warriors’: "Have you ever balanced two 20-pound bags on each side of your bike handlebars while traveling across a potholed 14th Street and an SUV sharply U-turns toward your right, leaving you seconds to make a life-saving evasive maneuver?"
Required Reading Before the Last Presidential Debate Between Hillary and Trump: "Tonight's last presidential debate is set to focus on several topics of importance to working families. Here's what you need to know about the candidates on those issues in advance of the debate, so you can see how they stack up."
10 Reasons We Can't Believe a Word Donald Trump Says About the Economy: "Make no mistake, a Donald Trump presidency would be a disaster for our country. So we thought it would be good to jog everyone's memories on just how bad Trump is on the economy. Here are 10 things you should remember (after the jump)."
Social Security, Medicare and the 3rd Presidential Debate: "Tonight is the third and final presidential debate, and we hope that the nominees will finally discuss the issues facing older Americans: expanding Social Security, strengthening Medicare, protecting earned pension benefits and reining in the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs.Fifteen percent of the U.S. population is older than age 65. That number is expected to grow to 20%, or 1 in 5 people by 2030. Ensuring that all Americans have a secure and healthy retirement after a lifetime of work should be at the top of the next president’s agenda."
Unbelievable. Top Trump Adviser Just Compared Stockbrokers to Slaves: "Yes, Anthony 'the Mooch' Scaramucci, a multimillionaire and top economic adviser to the Donald, just compared stockbrokers to African American slaves. Apparently the Mooch feels like a new rule that protects the savings of working people is so hard on stockbrokers that it’s like that time the Supreme Court said people of African descent could never claim U.S. citizenship! Poor little rich guy."
Celia's Story of Working for Donald Trump: "We can assume that Donald Trump isn't spending much time preparing for tomorrow's debate. One thing we know he won't be doing instead of debate prep is taking the time to help out the working people who make Vegas work. He says he's for all workers. But his record shows that he certainly isn't for those who work at his hotel, like Celia. Immigrants like Celia move to Las Vegas for a better life. Trump refuses to recognize this. Watch her tell her story in this video."
10 Reasons We Love Hillary Clinton’s College Accessibility and Student Loans Policy: "In an election cycle that seems mired down with nastiness, Hillary Clinton’s New College Compact is a breath of fresh air—and it offers a lot of breathing room for those struggling with the high cost of higher education."
A Wall of Taco Trucks? 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."
U.S. Senate Candidate Jason Kander Is a Strong Voice for Working Families: "Jason Kander is firing up the imagination of the citizens of the Show Me State and hoping to wrest the Senate seat from Republican Roy Blunt.Kander, an army captain who served his country in Afghanistan, is a former union member of the United Transportation Union, where he represented other members hurt on the job. Now he wants to serve all Missourians in the U.S. Senate."
NBC News Video: Why the Oreo Is a Campaign Issue: "'When an Oreo manufacturing plant in Chicago moves production to Mexico, hundreds of workers are laid off.' Check out this NBC piece about the Chicago Nabisco plant!"
8 Ways to Protect Your Voting Rights: "Important elections are coming this fall. In addition to electing the next president of the United States, we will be voting for members of Congress, and state and local leaders. The outcome of these elections is likely to have a direct impact on your life, from the president, who will make lifetime appointments, to the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts to the city council members, who will decide whether or not you get that stoplight at the dangerous intersection near your home."