Writing for Yahoo News, Jon Ward describes efforts to track the outsourcing of products sold by Donald Trump’s various companies:
“Trump, like most celebrities who monetize their fame, does not always manage the day-to-day operations of the companies that make goods with his name on them, instead making licensing deals and receiving payments simply for the use of his name as a brand. It’s the same approach he has taken to real estate: There are 17 properties in Manhattan with the Trump name on them, but Trump owns only five of the buildings.
“Nonetheless, public data collected by a private company, ImportGenius, which gathers export and import information, shows Trump products outsourcing jobs back to 2006. And the trend has intensified over the past few years. Since 2011, around 1,200 shipments of goods with the Trump name on them have come to the U.S. from other countries. Our…
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This item is from Politico’sMorning Transportation newsletter for August 15:
“UNITED FLIGHT ATTENDANTS NAB NEW UNION DEAL: The flight attendants of United Airlines jet off to work today with a freshly ratified union contract after turning out in droves last week to vote for solidifying the agreement. More than 90 percent of the airline’s flight attendants cast votes on the labor deal that brings them under one contract. But the vote was no landslide, with 53 percent opting to ratify the agreement that covers 25,000 flight attendants.
“The Perks: The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA brags that the agreement includes double-digit pay increases, better job security, improved health care coverage and protection of retirement benefits. “The contract provides immediate economic gains, sets a new industry standard and ensures flight attendants can achieve the benefits of a fully integrated airline,” the union’s president, Sara Nelson, said in a written statement.”