In the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump received crucial support from white male workers without college educations, many of whom were attached to labor unions. That demographic traditionally favored Democratic candidates in political contests. During his first two years in office, Trump enacted policies which primarily benefitted higher income earners and disadvantaged the middle class. The consequences of those policies, and the political appointees nominated to implement them, will have adverse consequences for labor enduring beyond Trump’s tenure in office.
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Hogler, R.L. Labor Unions in the Trump Administration: Courts, Congress, and the National Labor Relations Board. Employ Respons Rights J (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10672-019-09341-y
- Labor unions
- Public policy
- Collective bargaining
- National Labor Relations Board