Passage of Strong Trade Amendment Marks Major Milestone: The Working People Weekly List

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.

Donald Trump's VP Pick Proves He Doesn't Stand with Working Families: "AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement in response to Donald Trump choosing former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate."

Hillary Clinton Opposes TPP: "In an appearance this week, Hillary Clinton spoke out against bad trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The video shows, once again, that she's with us."

One-Third of Manufacturing Workers Are on Public Assistance: "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."

When Donald Trump Had a Choice, He Chose Nonunion Labor for His Construction Projects with IBEW: "Donald Trump has admitted before that when he has a choice between union and nonunion labor for his construction projects, he'd go with nonunion labor. Just how often was that? A new report from the Electrical Workers (IBEW) reveals some figures about his dealings with IBEW contractors."

Quality Early Childhood Education and Care Is a Necessity for All Children: "Every day you hear stories about families sitting around the kitchen table trying to figure out how to pay for their children’s college tuition. But the reality is that many families with young children also struggle to figure out how to pay for early education and child care. In fact, today, early childhood education and child care are two of the most pressing issues facing working families. These issues are very important to the AFT and to the entire labor movement. High-quality early childhood care and education should be available for all children, not just the wealthy few."

Trumka: Passage of Strong Trade Amendment Marks Major Milestone: "AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement in reaction to the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee’s passage of a trade amendment during its Orlando, Florida, meeting."