Trump promised workers new manufacturing jobs -- here's how he abandoned them instead

Robert B. "Bull" Bulman stood up to FreightCar America because of the poor pay and hazardous working conditions at its Cherokee, Alabama, factory. But the company savagely retaliated with threats to close the plant and relocate to Mexico.

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Trump made a promise he never intended to keep: ‘There was no plan’

Bob Kemper recalls the hope Donald Trump intentionally stirred in 2016 by pledging to revive manufacturing and keep factories busy producing steel, aluminum and other materials for a major infrastructure overhaul.

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Trump’s battle against mail-in ballots goes beyond attacking the postal service

Joel Buchanan’s stomach turned when he watched poll workers deny ballots to Latinx voters ostensibly because the names and addresses on their driver’s licenses didn’t match those on election records.

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'I don’t trust him': How Trump abandoned workers when they needed him the most

Kenny Overstreet scrounges every penny—and even sells the eggs his chickens lay—to make ends meet after Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) furloughed him and hundreds of other workers at its Jackson, Alabama, site.

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Mitch McConnell exposes his disdain for workers as the economy faces a tsunami of destruction

Ken Merkel started cutting expenses as soon as Packaging Corp. of America (PCA) furloughed him along with hundreds of other workers at its Jackson, Alabama, location amid the COVID-19 recession.

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How Donald Trump’s failures turned Dallas into a COVID-19 hotspot

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Dallas skyrocketed, Lou Luckhardt worried about his colleagues and the public they serve.

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Americans are being bilked out of billions during this pandemic from cynical profiteers

COVID-19 killed at least 115,000 Americans, infected more than 2 million others and sent the nation's unemployment rate soaring to the highest level since the Great Depression.But the pandemic hasn't been hard on everyone. For some, it's been an opportunity to fill their coffers.The crisis made Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, for example, already the world's wealthiest person, a whole lot richer. His fortune increased a whopping $36.2 billion in a mere 11 weeks as shoppers flocked to the online retailer to buy supplies.

And Bezos wasn't alone.

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McConnell has made it clear he wants to exploit the coronavirus crisis for his own right-wing, anti-worker agenda

States that spent millions of dollars fighting the coronavirus asked the federal government for help plugging huge holes in their budgets.

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Trump let his ego put the entire nation at risk as he bungled the coronavirus response

Health care workers continue to put their lives on the line, caring for patients despite critical shortages of the safety gear they need to protect themselves from COVID-19.

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Why is Trump trying to kill a small agency with a big impact on public safety?

Pipe fitter Jody Gooch and welders Sedrick Stallworth and William Rolls Jr. stood just feet away when a tank exploded at the Packaging Corporation of America pulp and paper mill in DeRidder, Louisiana. The blast killed the contract workers, injured seven others and hurtled the 80-foot tank six stories into the air.

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How the GOP-controlled Senate is putting pensions of 1.3 million Americans at risk

Glen Heck spent 28 years sweating in a Campti, Louisiana, paper mill that he likes to say was “hotter than nine kinds of hell.”

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The business elite still believe the 'greed is good' fallacy — but this dark philosophy has brought them to the brink

Gordon Gekko found religion this week. Gekko, the lead in the 1987 movie “Wall Street” about capitalism gone corruptly amok, is most famous for his phrase: “greed is good.”

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Trump pretends to like union members — but he really likes the fat cats

Donald Trump: billionaire of the people. When he ran for office, he said, “The American worker will finally have a president who will protect them and fight for them.”

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