Loss of Manufacturing Jobs and Fissured Economy Symptoms of Same Illness

Eduardo Porter of the New York Times penned an interesting column this week that posits that President Trump is missing the mark with his economic focus on the return of manufacturing instead of addressing the scourge of big corporations outsourcing full-time in-house employment to subcontractors who make those jobs low-wage and temporary by nature.

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Going on Offense: IBEW 1245 members join the fight to change the narrative on unions

On February 25, more than 100 members of IBEW Local 1245 attended a day-long training on “Changing the Narrative,” lead by Steve Smith and Rachel Warino of the California Labor Federation. Most of those in attendance voluntarily gave up their Saturday to join the training because they recognize how important it is to rebuild public support for the union movement.

“We’ve needed this for a long time,” said new Organizing Steward Terell Wagner. “I’m really glad to be here.”

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