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Labor Day 2017: North Korea Crisis; #SaveDACA; “Workers need better pay and benefits”

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Labor Day 2017.

  • National Hurricane Center 5 am update on Irma

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  • Quizzical
  • Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect:

    BREAKING: PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ENDING DACA AND WILL ACCELERATE THE DEPORTATION OF IMMIGRANT CHILDREN.

    In a vicious decision President Trump will announce Tuesday, he is ending President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that allows undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children to remain.

    “President Trump’s decision to end DACA is child abuse under the guise of public policy – and it’s a policy reversal that Republicans and Democrats alike don’t even want,” said Steven Goldstein, Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. “In a Presidency already the most inhumane of modern times, this is President Trump’s most inhumane decision yet. He is inflicting pain on children, wreaking havoc on families, and throwing a grenade at immigrants who are part of our nation’s soul. The President has descended even further beneath contempt.”

  • Virginia AFL-CIO Endorses Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor

    ARLINGTON, Virginia– The Virginia AFL-CIO has endorsed Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor. Representing hundreds of thousands of workers, the Virginia AFL-CIO has fought tirelessly on behalf of workers for decades to keep the state’s labor standards on a progressive track.

    Upon hearing he received the endorsement, Justin Fairfax made this statement:

    “I am humbled and honored to receive the endorsement of the Virginia AFL-CIO. Fighting for Virginia’s workers and increasing incomes and opportunity is a cornerstone of our campaign for Lt. Governor. As Virginians throughout the Commonwealth face the challenges of making ends meet for themselves and their families, we need to continue to promote policies that protect every worker.

    I will always be committed to the issues that matter to the hardworking people of Virginia and I will fight for higher wages, health care for retirees, and basic employer benefits. These issues are of vital importance to me and vital for all Virginians.”