Last weekend, Americans celebrated Labor Day, but workers have no cause to celebrate under the Trump administration, this week’s top read said.
The editorial by Associate Editor John Nichols argued that while there are “many workers who imagined Trump was on their side,” Trump is actually anti-labor and “militantly anti-union.”
Nichols pointed to Trump’s picks for the National Labor Relations Board, secretary of labor and deputy secretary of labor, describing what he considered their anti-union track records.
“Trump will not deliver for working people on this or any other Labor Day,” Nichols wrote. “He has made that plain by assembling an administration that is packed with political grifters who have made it their business to defend sweatshops, depress wages and tip every balance toward multinational corporations.”
The next most-read article announced the end of the state transportation funding stalemate. Political reporter Jessie Opoien provided a detailed breakdown of the deal, which left some legislators from both sides of the aisle unhappy.
"We’ve been waiting on y’all all summer and this is what you came up with?" Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, was quoted as saying in the article.
"We're not going to come up with a long-term solution for transportation. That's disappointing," said Joint Finance Committee co-chairman Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette. "But you live to fight another day. You don't get everything you want."
Also popular this week was an investigative piece from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism about evidence tampering in a Wisconsin murder case, as well as an article explaining a budget motion that would require UW faculty to report how many hours they teach.
Here are the top 10 reads on captimes.com from Sunday, Sep. 3, to Saturday, Sep. 9: