During his campaign, Donald Trump painted himself to be a champion for the American worker, claiming that he would end an era where “our workers’ loyalty was repaid with betrayal” by politicians. If he won, Trump promised that workers would “finally have a president who will protect them and fight for them.”
Now, weeks into his administration, it’s clear that Trump’s rhetoric was all talk. President Trump is not fighting for workers’ interests. Instead, he is leading the charge to betray workers and benefit wealthy corporations.
On Monday, Trump signed legislation to repeal the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The order — which President Barack Obama signed in 2014 — ensured that companies complied with health and safety standards, wage laws and anti-discrimination protections before they received federal contract dollars.
The above excerpt was originally published in Inside Sources.
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