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NYT Op-Ed: Communism Gave Americans ‘Sense of One’s Own Humanity’

In anticipation of May Day, the international communist holiday, the New York Times published an opinion piece celebrating the American communists of the twentieth century, arguing that communism – an ideology that has killed 100 million people – gave Americans a “sense of one’s own humanity.”

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Populist Revolution: Trump Meets with Union Leaders on Day One

President Donald Trump sent a strong signal that his administration will shake up politics as usual by meeting with top union officials and key members of the Trump administration for over an hour on his first full business day in office, in a positive meeting that garnered praise from attendees.

Carrier (Nati Harnik / Associated Press)

CEOs Forecast America #1 in Manufacturing as Carrier Stays in U.S.

Carrier’s announcement that it has reached a deal with President-elect Donald Trump to keep 1,000 manufacturing jobs from moving from Indiana to Mexico represents the first recognition by multi-national CEOs that the United States is forecast to be the top manufacturing location on the planet by 2020.

Jennifer Favela and Jeffrey Parungao (Facebook)

Surprised Woman Goes into Labor on Labor Day

A Burbank woman went into labor on Labor Day, and her husband delivered their baby in the hallway of their home. However, she had not even known she was pregnant.

Ami Bera (Associated Press)

TPP Trade Deal Weighs Down Ami Bera’s Re-Election Bid

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade pact could impact whether Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) wins his re-election bid. Members of his own party are abandoning him over his decision to side with Republicans, over the objections of organized labor, to give President Barack Obama fast-track authority to negotiate the deal.

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China Detains Labor Activists on Charges of Being Labor Activists

Beijing is trying to nip the growing Chinese labor movement in the bud, as ABC News reports the detention of seven labor activists in Guangdong province, including three leaders of the movement, “on charges they improperly intervened in labor disputes.”

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Restaurant CEO Predicts Robots Will Replace Overpriced Labor

The melancholy truth that America’s leftists, and the young people they exploit for political support, stubbornly refuse to learn is that the true minimum wage is zero. When the cost of labor is increased beyond its true value by government fiat, employers learn to make do with fewer workers.

Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks during a CNN Debate on the Global Economy in Washington, DC, October 9, 2014, ahead of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank meetings. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read

Jackson Hole: Fed Dithers But Left & Right Agree on Improving Economy

Jackson Hole — This town in Wyoming just hosted three economic events: The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual Jackson Hole retreat and two others to respond to the Fed’s mismanagement the economy: the Fed Up group, demonstrating against increasing interest rates, and the American Principles Project (APP).

Dennis Williams, UAW (Bill Pugliano / Getty)

UAW Celebrates Membership Growth by Preparing to Strike in September

With the strike ban that was a pre-condition of the GM and Fiat Chrysler federal bailouts expiring, United Auto Workers (UAW) locals are collecting food and encouraging union members to save for a potential strike when the Big Three four-year labor agreement expires on September 14.

Eric Garcetti Raise the Wage (Eric Garcetti / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Hypocrites: L.A. Labor Wants Exemption from $15 Min. Wage

Labor leaders, who insisted for most of the last year that no exemptions should be allowed when instituting a minimum wage hike for the City of Los Angeles, have changed their tune now that the Los Angeles City Council approved the hike to $15 last week, asserting that companies whose employees are unionized should be exempted from the forced wage hike.

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Some Democrats Willing to Fight Public Sector Unions

The latest battle in the intra-party struggle between moderate and more leftist California Democrats comes from the East Bay, where a state Senate seat pits Orinda Democrat Steve Glazer, who has championed banning transit strikes and higher standards for teacher tenure, against union-backed Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord.

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Teamsters on a Roll, Organizing More Drivers in Silicon Valley

As Breitbart reported last week in “Teamsters Win Big in Silicon Valley, Target Tech Companies”, after the Teamsters Local 853 organized Facebook contract shuttle bus drivers a week ago, over the weekend they won elections organizing drivers for Yahoo, Apple, Genentech, eBay and Zynga.