Column: Trump has turned the Department of Labor into the Department of Employer Rights – Los Angeles Times

Trump is pursuing the most hostile anti-labor agenda of any modern president.

Pedro da Costa, Economic Policy Institute

But Scalia’s appointment is best seen not in the context of his own legal career, but in the context of Trump’s assault on worker rights and welfare. Despite his positioning himself during his presidential campaign as a flag carrier for the working class, Trump has rolled back numerous pro-worker regulations from the Obama era and before.He talked a good game about bringing back manufacturing and coal jobs, but that hasn’t materialized. His steel tariffs are credited with saving some 12,000 steel manufacturing jobs, but at the enormous cost to the economy of an estimated $900,000 per job.

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