Let’s Keep our Eyes on the Prize
Let’s keep our eyes on the prize – getting a Democrat elected as President of the United States in 2020 along with more Democratic Senators and Congressmen.
While Trump is whining about being the victim, his administration is taking away our protections.
I want us to see beyond the tweeting, ranting, raging, and the outrageous comments from this President because this is what he is doing to our protections and this is the real danger, not the tweeting. Let’s keep our eyes on the prize.
Here is a small portion of the list from the Washington Post of what this administration has undone:
- Revoked a rule that expanded the number of people who could earn overtime pay.
- Reversal of a rule that would mandate that oil and gas companies report payments to foreign governments. The Securities and Exchange Commission will no longer receive this information.
- Stopped a rule that would require large companies to report worker incomes by race and gender. The rule was aimed at reducing pay disparity.
- Reversed an interpretation of the Civil Rights Act that provided protection to transgender workers.
- Ended a rule that barred employers from taking some or all of the tips given to service employees.
- Canceled a rule mandating that financial advisers act in the best interests of their clients.
- Ended a rule that allowed consumers to file class-action suits against financial companies.
- Ended limits on the ability of states to drug test those seeking unemployment benefits.
- Reversed a policy allowing states to develop their own work requirements for welfare recipients.
- Revoked an executive order that mandated compliance by contractors with laws protecting women in the workplace. Before the 2014 order, a report found that companies with federal contracts worth millions of dollars had scores of violations of labor and civil rights laws.
- Repeal of a rule allowing states to create retirement savings plans for private-sector workers.
- Appointed Mick Mulvaney, a fierce opponent of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to serve as its interim leader. Mulvaney once said the Bureau was a “joke.”
- Blocked implementation of a rule that would have made it easier for farmers to sue big agricultural companies.
- Repeal of a bill that mandated that employers maintain records of workplace injuries.
- Removed information about worker injuries from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration website.
- Killed a rule mandating that government contractors disclose past violations of labor law.