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www.bellevuereporter.com: Trump betrays promise to protect, fight for workers

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By Lawrence WittnerSyndicated by PeaceVoice^Campaigning for the presidency in 2016, then candidate Donald Trump promised that, if he was elected, “American worker[s] will finally have a president who will protect them and fight for them.”Has he kept this promise?

Furthermore, an examination of what economists call “real wages” wages offset by inflation reveals that they have remained remarkably stagnant during the Trump era.

The Trump administration bears considerable responsibility for this impoverishment of American workers.

Trump also has championed measures to deprive American workers of major health care and pension benefits that they have funded through their tax payments.

The Trump administration has also been waging an assault upon labor unions, which provide the major organizational muscle defending the rights of America’s workers.

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