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Trump galvanizing government worker resistance — ‘federal employee unions are flourishing’: study

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Federal government employees alarmed by the actions of President Donald Trump are increasingly turning to public service unions for workplace protection.

“The three largest unions have reported a surge in the number of dues-paying members since Trump’s election,” reported a new GovExec study.

Federal employee unions are banned by law from compelling dues, meaning the increase in membership represents workers making an optional choice.

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“The American Federation of Government Employees, for instance, saw more new members sign up in the final two months of 2016 than during all of 2013,” GovExec noted.

That has translated into an additional 4,458 members in 2017.

The study also noted, “the National Federation of Federal Employees has traditionally seen 2 to 3 percent annual growth over the last 10 years, officials say they are on track for 7 percent growth in 2017.”

The growth in dues-paying union members means a growth in the power of the union to represent the interests of their membership. This, in turn, has political ramifications on Capitol Hill.

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“Republicans in state legislatures and governors’ mansions have successfully implemented right-to-work legislation in a number of states, which prohibits unionized workplaces from compelling employees to join the union or pay dues,” GovExec explained.

The Wisconsin example is of particular concern for federal employee unions.

“Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin in 2011 successfully crippled public sector unions in his state with the Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill, which significantly increased employees’ contributions to their pensions and health insurance, ended their ability to negotiate over working conditions and required public unions to take annual votes to recertify themselves,” GovExec reminded. “Vice President Mike Pence reportedly consulted Walker in January to explore how Act 10, which also prohibited state agencies from collecting dues on behalf of unions, could be implemented on the federal level.”

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Eric Trump bashes the children of politicians profiting off their family name to enrich themselves: ‘It is sickening’

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President Donald Trump third child blasted children of politicians profiting from their relationship during a Saturday night appearance on Fox News with Jeanine Pirro.

"So where does Joe Biden get off been so pompous and above it all?" Pirro asked.

"If I was doing the same thing that that family was doing I’d be in jail," Eric Trump said.

"Why is it that every family in politics enriches themselves?" he asked. "It is sickening."

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Trump ‘has done nothing wrong’: Lindsey Graham does not think ethnic cleansing is an impeachable offense

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) slammed President Donald Trump for allowing Turkey's ethnic cleansing of the Kurds in Syria, but then defended the president against impeachment during a Saturday night appearance on Fox News.

Graham told Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro that he worried that 15,000 ISIS fighters could escape, allowing the terrorist caliphate to reconstitute.

The South Carolina Republican declared that America "will not tolerate" ethnic cleansing.

But then he was asked about impeachment.

"Impeachment is a bunch of bull," Graham declared. "It is BS."

"The president has done nothing wrong," Graham argued.

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Trump is ‘feeling threatened and running scared’ to cancel G-7 at Doral: ‘Art of the Deal’ co-author

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President Donald Trump announced late on Saturday evening that he was reversing his administration's decision to hold the G-7 Summit at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.

Trump had received harsh criticism for the selection violating the constitution’s domestic and foreign emolument clauses.

Tony Schwartz, who co-wrote The Art of the Deal with Trump, said the announcement was a sign Trump is feeling threatened.

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