Unprecedented: WATCH Union Leaders PRAISE Trump from Rose Garden


I have never seen such praise, respect and accolades from union leaders, teamsters, etc.

I am a free trade advocate — my one qualifier is we trade only with free nations, not oppressors, totalitarians, communists, statists, etc.

Trump meets with leaders of building, sheet metal unions

Reuters, January 23, 2017:

By David Shepardson | WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump met Monday at the White House with leaders of construction, carpenters, plumbers and sheet metal unions, the White House said.

According to the White House, participants included North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey, Laborers’ International Union of North America President Terry O’Sullivan, SMART sheet metal workers’ union President Joseph Sellers, United Brotherhood of Carpenters President Doug McCarron and Mark McManus, president of the United Association that represents plumbers, pipefitters, welders and others.

The union meeting also included several local union officials and follows a gathering of 12 chief executives of large companies at the White House to discuss revitalizing the U.S. manufacturing economy.

Earlier this month, Trump held separate meetings with Teamsters President Jim Hoffa and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in New York.

On Monday, Trump signed an order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, a deal that was harshly criticized by organized labor. “This is a group I know well,” Trump said at the meeting with union members, noting as a businessman he hired thousands of union workers for construction projects.

Not all major unions were invited to Monday’s event. A spokesman for the United Steelworkers union, Wayne Ranick, said the union was not invited.

“We are always interested in such discussions given that 100,000s of our members work in manufacturing and (are) affected by trade,” he said in an email.

Trump sparred with a local steelworkers union president Chuck Jones in December over the number of jobs United Technologies Corp agreed to save at a Carrier plant in Indiana.

Nearly all major unions endorsed Trump’s rival, Hillary Clinton, during the presidential election campaign.

During the campaign, Trump appealed to blue collar workers in Midwestern states vowing to bring jobs back from Mexico, which helped him win crucial states like Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

A CNN exit poll said Trump carried 42 percent of voters in union households compared with 51 percent for Clinton. He did far better among union members than Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney did in 2012.

  • Jackie

    Because he is actually fighting for our jobs! Something unions should be doing but are not. Establishment lazy. I figured out how to stop paying my union dues. That money should be going to fight grievances not just given to Dems. What a racket.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Unions should be working, not fighting, the idea is for the company that employs them to make money, if they don’t, all the fighting in the world will not help.

    • wilypagan

      When I was young, I had a job auditing labor unions in LA. It was interesting how the union bosses lived high on union dues (expensive cars, etc.) and passed the jobs down from father to son. Another nasty thing the unions do is to negotiate contracts for their workers which are less protective than the laws of then state in which they are working. Because federal labor law trumps state law, the contract prevails losing $ and benefits for the workers. Unions are a racket.

      • pandainc

        In the 70s, worked in one smallish youn- yong plant as Quality Manager. Making marketable product was by accident — they made grievances and we argued with them. Lasted one year — never again.

  • Patti York

    2020 is looking rosier by the minute

  • AlgorithmicAnalyst

    Quite interesting, thanks. Didn’t see this in MSM.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Unions have this chance to get on board and start a policy of cooperation not confrontation. They may have noticed a lot of jobs being out sourced and companies right sizing. Do not kill the golden goose, this is time for recovery, not more bloodletting. A blood transfusion is necessary, not more leeches.

    • AlgorithmicAnalyst

      The Union guys are smarter than I thought :)

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Self preservation is a great motivator. Things have gone far enough. Though I prefer to buy North American the last North American car I had, a Cadillac CTS could not go more than two months without major service, the components were cheap shoddy at best.It was driven less than 8,000 miles a year, it lasted two years past warranty expiration, too expensive to maintain. Reality is here. American manufacturing, get it right and maintain the pace, or you will most assuredly follow british car manufacturers into extinction.

        • Jimi Belton

          you could not give me an Amer. auto….

        • Craig

          You should have bought a Ford.
          My daughter bought an Escalade when I bought my F150. She has had it in the shop time and again. Mine only goes in for oil changes. This is year four and not one day in the shop for any problems.
          American auto manufacturers work with contracts, no one else does. In Japan and Korea, they use a lot of cottage industries for some parts. When they change models, they have no overhead or lag, while Americans have years of contracts to fulfill. You also forget that, under the Marshal plan, America rebuilt the Japanese and German auto manufacturers with state-of-the-art equipment while Americans still had 1920-1930’s equipment.
          British car manufacturers were put out of business because of government regulations and political wrangling for British Leyland. They also had terrible manufacturing techniques.
          I drive a Ford, I carry an AR15 and I am a military veteran. America First!

          • Mahou Shoujo

            My daughter has an Escalade with over 400,000 kilometres on it, it is starting to get a bit tired, but still going, only having minimal and regular service, maintenance . The two Fords I had, one ate its transmission and the other had a total engine failure, I finally went to Japanese vehicles, which I previously avoided since I consider myself Canadian. So far one had a real because of a faulty doorknob gasket. In any event, North American manufacturers now have been handed the chance to play on a level field. Best they use it.

          • Ron Cole
          • Mahou Shoujo

            Over the years the initial brilliance of Henry was eclipsed by his “eccentricities” verging on stark raving mad.

          • Ron Cole

            Read this please. A great read. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b176ed4717ce61f796ce70359e7a2a1f7a8385ec60b7a8232e4d6b78b5322ea0.jpg

            I lived near the Edsel Ford estate in Grosse Pointe and met the authors when they were researching this book.

          • Mahou Shoujo


          • pandainc

            On my third Nissan (first was a Datsun, actually).

          • Ron Cole

            Check out `The Fords` by Horowitz and Collins.
            You will be a dedicated Ford fan after reading that fine book.

        • sovereigntyofone

          Well, I couldn’t afford a ” Cadillac ” but I’ve owned and regretted, other American makes and models. For a few years I bought Dodge products/tucks and vans and as you said about the Cadillac, they started falling apart as soon as I drove them off the dealers parking lot.
          Then I tried Ford and Chevy, same thing. I finally bought Toyota (trucks) and have had good luck with them…. so far. I’m an American and I do believe in ” buy American ” but when the products turn out to be ” Bic disposable lighter ” type products that don’t last until the water gets hot, that’s were I draw the line.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Actually, a few years ago, Toyota had more American made parts in them than the three American manufacturers. The formerly “big three” have a lot of work to do to catch up.

        • wilypagan

          My great uncle was a Cadillac aficionado. He used to replace his every two years. That way you don’t run into maintenance problems.

          The only North American vehicles I prefer are trucks. For cars, especially luxury cars, Japan makes the best.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            That is true, the combination of luxury and reliability are found in top line Japanese vehicles. North American’s used to be able to make trucks. One of my other kids bought a brand new diesel dodge, within the first year it had almost 20 trips in for warranty work, the kid takes after his father in many ways…

          • Ron Cole

            My guardian bought a Rolls Royce because they “are reliable and comfortable”.
            He soon discoverd that it was anyhting but reliable and cost more to operate than to buy.
            Then he realized why many owners have mechanics and chauffeurs.
            I think he kept it two years and lost money on both ends,

            My current hunting vehicle is a Honda Odyssey. I retired the one before it at 550, 000 miles. It was beat up but reliable right up to the end when the tranmission died. Of course it was worth nothing so it endend up in the NRA cars program.
            My current one has 200, 000 rough miles and I hope it lasts as long as the last one.
            Lousy mileage but a great outdoor vehicle. Sleeps me and the dogs with room to spare.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Honda are a remarkably good engineering company, they have a tendency to be a bit on the conservative side, making up for it with phenomenal reliability.

      • Jimi Belton

        stinking greedy rats will suck up to President Trump, then when the time is ripe will stab him and us in the arse

    • wilypagan

      Good points. If they oppose Trump, they will fade into nothingness anyway. One can either ride the Trump train or stretch out on the tracks.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Very well said, President Trump is a refreshing change from the devious lying previous specimen who had an islamic agenda that he was tying to force down the throats of America.

        • BrunoPBuhr

          Not even playing golf the first weekend AND HE OWNS GOLF COURSES

          • Mahou Shoujo

            He is a business man, only suckers like o… whats its name, spend all their time waiting taxpayers money to enhance the wealth to the wealthy.

    • Ron Cole

      Don’t cha` know this frosts the Ďim$∅rat$, Яin∅$z, and https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/070866a87a03eb1caa3c269c7f2de0075ab2489342729d1e5777fff1ef99a5ad.jpg $ỎяỎ$ ŊẄ∅ers.

  • Mark Steiner

    My concern is that these union leaders are praising Mr. Trump because they desire a piece of the action – influence, access etc. They still know how to play hardball with whoever tops the Executive Branch.

    • Ron Cole

      They may have met their match.

  • puhiawa

    Trumka? Trumka?……Has anyone seen that thug Trumka?

    • Craig

      Yes, he is transporting gold from the unions to rat obama’s offshore accounts.

  • Drew the Infidel

    This is brilliant nuts-and-bolts politics as was the Presidential campaign where Trump was able to flip counties, states, and their electoral votes from commiecrat to the GOP, in effect stealing their constituencies. For the first time in a long time the unions saw some action instead of some two-bit politician that talks them into political support and then disappears until the next campaign season.

  • bannedquran20

    I believe that U.S.S. were one of the first to hop on board the Trump train which means more jobs for ALL Americans willing to roll up their sleeves to the elbow to support themselves and their families. Isn’t that what’s it about neighbor? You got that straight neighbor….AMERICA FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is just the beginning!!!!! God Bless America, The Land of The Big PX and President Donald Trump!!!

  • sovereigntyofone

    Well, don’t get too excited about the ” Union ” praising Trump.
    You can bet that they are making ” greedy ” plans for the jobs returning to the U.S.
    It was the UNION that helped drive the businesses out of the U.S. in the first place because of the demand for higher and higher wages and benefits.
    You can bet if the UNION is singing the praise of Trump, it’s all about the money they will be putting in their coffers to support the next Democommie candidate for president. The UNIONS rarely if ever support a conservative candidate for office. How do I know this, because at one time I had to belong to a union if I wanted to keep my job. I saw 17 years of dirty dealings and underhanded tactics the union used to get it’s members to vote for the Democommies.
    I quite the union even though I had to continue to pay them ” dues ” to keep my job.
    P.S. Don’t forget about the SEIU (Union) that helped put Obama in office. And it was the UNION thugs that attacked the Tea Party when it first started.
    Just my 2 cents worth.

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  • James Stamulis

    Too bad they backed and supported Obama not once but twice but then Obama stole ownership from the shareholders and gave part ownership to the Commie run unions! Even with that said Trump is still saving them even though they don’t deserve it! My last 6 cars were GM but after Obama stole it and gave the unions and government ownership i vowed never to buy another car as long as either one owned it and i will keep my word! No one is too big to fail.

    • Jimi Belton

      my entire family, and me also has refused all GM and Crysler, because of what our former Homo did

  • George

    I am a union carpenter and before the election Trumka, head of the AFL-CIO, went all in for Hillary Clinton. My union local was using a portion of my dues promoting her campaign through the mail and having weekend rallies at our local union headquarters urging members to vote for her. I went to one just to see if I could connect with a few union brothers I had not seen for a while. I left before it was even halfway over. It was pure propaganda for the candidate whose husband gave us NAFTA and who early on was a supporter of the TPP and probably was still in support of it, but would not acknowledge it as it might cost her votes.

    Just over the last day or so Trumka claimed that the death of the TPP was not a result of Trump’s election and his executive order, but was the result of union lobbying and Democratic Party opposition. He fails to mention that passage of the TPP was still part of the Democratic Party platform. It is obvious that the AFL-CIO is in the pocket of the Democratic Party and the Trumka is a lying and deceitful idiot. AFL-CIO and its subsidiary unions were willing to support a party and the candidate that has caused extensive damage to American labor and the union movement over the last 20 years. If the rank-and-file continue to listen to Trumka and McCarron (carpenters union) and the other union leaders they will be sold out at every turn. I was ashamed to be a member of my union and its AFL-CIO over boss up to the election. With Trumka’s recent statements I am even more disgusted to have the filthy lying rats claim to represent my interests and that of American labor.

  • joe1429

    Trump will create thousands of good poaying union jobs, just like he did, in building his buildings. He is not your typical anti union repub scab. Go Trump!!

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