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A Listening Tour with Labor’s Trump Voters: Post-Election Union Strategy

A Listening Tour with Labor’s Trump Voters: Post-Election Union Strategy 700387 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796017700387New Labor ForumLafer research-article2017 Over the Rainbow: The Uncertain Future of U.S. Politics New Labor Forum 2017, Vol. 26(2) 37 –38 A Listening Tour with Labor’s Copyright © 2017, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: Trump Voters: Post-Election sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796017700387 DOI: 10.1177/1095796017700387 Union Strategy journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Gordon Lafer Keywords austerity, conservatism, corporations, democracy, Democratic Party, immigrant workers, industry, labor, populism, working class With Donald Trump in the White House and anti-Semitism, and threats against Muslims, American Legislative Executive Council (ALEC) Latinos, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community loyalists running the Congress, the labor move- played a central role in the Trump movement, and ment faces an extremely dangerous time. Every these are obviously not things with which one can attack we have seen in state legislatures since compromise. But there were also a significant Wisconsin’s Act 10—“right to work,” “paycheck number of Trump supporters driven by the experi- protection,” attacks on minimum wage and the ence of economic decline and abandonment. right to sue over race or sex discrimination—is Many working people inadvertently voted coming our way in Washington, D.C. For at least against their own economic interests in supporting the next two years, unions http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

A Listening Tour with Labor’s Trump Voters: Post-Election Union Strategy

New Labor Forum , Volume 26 (2): 2 – May 1, 2017

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700387 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796017700387New Labor ForumLafer research-article2017 Over the Rainbow: The Uncertain Future of U.S. Politics New Labor Forum 2017, Vol. 26(2) 37 –38 A Listening Tour with Labor’s Copyright © 2017, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: Trump Voters: Post-Election sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796017700387 DOI: 10.1177/1095796017700387 Union Strategy journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Gordon Lafer Keywords austerity, conservatism, corporations, democracy, Democratic Party, immigrant workers, industry, labor, populism, working class With Donald Trump in the White House and anti-Semitism, and threats against Muslims, American Legislative Executive Council (ALEC) Latinos, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community loyalists running the Congress, the labor move- played a central role in the Trump movement, and ment faces an extremely dangerous time. Every these are obviously not things with which one can attack we have seen in state legislatures since compromise. But there were also a significant Wisconsin’s Act 10—“right to work,” “paycheck number of Trump supporters driven by the experi- protection,” attacks on minimum wage and the ence of economic decline and abandonment. right to sue over race or sex discrimination—is Many working people inadvertently voted coming our way in Washington, D.C. For at least against their own economic interests in supporting the next two years, unions

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Published: May 1, 2017

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