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On Wednesday (August 2), US president Donald Trump’s White House rolled out the RAISE Act—an immigration bill noteworthy for its barely disguised roots in American racism.

Source: Perspectives: Donald Trump’s new immigration bill is his latest effort to reverse the arc of racial justice

 

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Last year, Idaho passed one of the most restrictive laws in the country. Workers there must now prove that taking a new job will not hurt their former employer.The case of mandatory non-compete clauses or “restrictive covenants” in employer-employee contracts.

Source: Perspectives: NY Times — Quit Your Job for a Better One? Not if You Live in Idaho

 

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Three of Trump’s so-called “America First” jobs deals recently fell apart.

Source: Perspectives: Robert Reich — Trump’s Empty Jobs Plan (VIDEO)

 

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Speaking at the South Carolina plant in February, Trump promised a crowd of assembly workers, managers and executives that “jobs is one of the primary reasons I’m standing here today as your President, and I will never, ever disappoint you.” Nevertheless, Boeing are laying off workers at the plant are part of a company-wide plan to cut jobs that was announced in December. Robert Reich’s Inequality Media video explains why Trumponomics is pure fantasy.

Source: Perspectives: CNN Money — Boeing factory where Trump delivered jobs speech to lay off 200 workers (VIDEO)

 

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Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods is being described as the deal of the century.

Source: Perspectives: The Atlantic — Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods

 

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“Trump’s infrastructure plan is the exact opposite of what we should be doing as a nation. Instead of creating more tax giveaways to corporate America and Wall Street, we should be eliminating tax loopholes that allow profitable corporations to stash their cash in offshore tax havens around the world. And we should be using this revenue to directly invest $1 trillion to modernize our nation’s infrastructure – a plan that would put 15 million Americans back to work in good-paying jobs,” U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.

Source: Perspectives: Vox — Bernie Sanders releases a blistering report on Donald Trump’s infrastructure package

 

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Retail store closings and nearly half of retail workers losing their jobs to robots and other automation will not only impact workers but government and the nation’s economy as well. We have to face reality if we are going to properly plan for a future absent of work.

Source: Perspectives: Business Insider — A jobs threat worse than mass store closures could fire more than 7 million retail workers

 

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