Trump Labor Department Announces It will Honor Ronald Reagan, the Man who Broke American Labor
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September 5, 20172 min read, 341 words

Trump Labor Department Announces It will Honor Ronald Reagan, the Man who Broke American LaborTrump Labor Department Announces It will Honor Ronald Reagan, the Man who Broke American Labor

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Published: September 5, 2017  |  2 min read, 341 words
Every year the Department of Labor Americans “whose distinctive contributions to the field of labor have enhanced the quality of life of millions yesterday, today, and for generations to come.” Past honorees have included socialist leader Eugene Debs and labor organizer Cesar Cha...
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September 5, 2017
This piece sheds light on the often exaggerated record of Ronald Reagan as the model U.S. President. Although Ronald Reagan benefitted himself from the Screen Actors Guild before becoming president, once in office his administration was anti-labor unions, as demonstrated by a drop in the percentage of workers in labors unions from 21% to 16.2% at the start and end of his presidency. The headline comes close to being clickbait when it says "The Man Who Broke American Labor", but it is somewhat accurate despite sounding unneccesarily sensational at first glance.
September 5, 2017
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September 7, 2017
Author Zaid Jilani conveys in a nice unbiased way why the labour department will honour Reagan, and what other facts they might have left out that would make him un unsuitable candidate for the honour. Filled with reference, the author makes the reader able to easily make his own decision on the issue.
September 7, 2017
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September 6, 2017
A clear and concise article suggesting that Reagan is not an acceptable honoree for the Department of Labor. The author provides plenty of links to for citations and further reading.
September 6, 2017
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September 8, 2017
The author mentions the important public message that this recognition sends, but did not fully address it. It was interesting to read that Reagan had been a supporter and an opponent to labor unions, depending on his position at the time of strife. It is also interesting, however, that the first honoree under the trump admin would be a former president, one that failed at reforming the housing market and in many ways codified the war against drugs. I'm certainly not a fan of Reagan, but it is still difficult to see him deserving this recognition with the legacy he left behind. The author seemed to bring in several different sources to back up claims made and did not appear to put forth a strong bias. Not necessarily newsworthy, but I would still trust this article.
September 8, 2017
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Credible
September 6, 2017
Zaid Jilani appears on Tribeworthy again with another well-sourced piece. The article is short and succinct but provides additional links to supply the additional context needed. Zaid remains impartial in his wording while he lets the reader dive deeper into those links to make their own judgment.
September 6, 2017
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May 22, 2019
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May 22, 2019
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September 6, 2017
The article overstates the case against Reagan while in the White House. Yes, he infamously gutted the Air Traffic Controllers union, however citing the decline in union membership during his term ignores the ongoing decline in union membership that began in the early 1970's. While I agree with the premise, that Reagan is an inappropriate honoree of Labor and has nothing in common with the Caesar Chavez, Joe Hill and Saul Alinsky heroes of the past, misframing data is not necessary to make that point.
September 6, 2017
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