Resist Update: Trump Administration nominees, actions draw ire from organized Labor

Faculty, students, and our Labor sisters and brothers are continuing to push against the Trump Administration and the divisive agenda it attempts to press on our country.

This week, hundreds of fast food workers protested U.S. Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder outside CKE Restaurants’ corporate officers in Anaheim, demanding that the U.S. Senate reject the millionaire mogul.

Puzder, who has been a fierce critic of raising the minimum wage and workplace protection laws, withdrew his nomination before his confirmation hearing this week.

Union activists also are urging people to call Congress this week and demand care, not chaos, when it comes to affordable healthcare. SEIU also is encouraging members and families to speak out about affordable healthcare, and is sharing stories on its website and via social media. Click here for more information.

SEIU Faculty Forward is organizing campus-based actions across the country on March 1 in an effort to “resist and oppose the corporate agenda that seeks to strip women, minorities, and immigrants of their rights, burden students with debt, and underpay faculty.”

The action, “Reclaim Higher Ed for the Public Good,” includes marches and ‘teach-outs,’ that intend to show “determination to fix our broken higher education system.”