President Donald Trump will sign an executive order aimed at making it easier for small businesses to group together to provide their workers with retirement plans. The White House says Trump will direct the Labor and Treasury departments to issue regulations to help businesses join together to offer Association Retirement Plans. Administration officials say high costs discourage employers from offering plans like 401(k)s at a time when surveys show workers worry about being able to live comfortably in retirement. One way to open the door to more retirement plans is to make it easier for companies to form "multiple employer plans," which are now limited to businesses that are in the same industry or share other characteristics, according to Bloomberg News. Changing that requirement could allow more firms to band together to offer retirement programs. Trump is expected to deliver remarks and sign the directive at an event Friday at the Harris Conference Center in Charlotte, North … [Read more...] about Trump executive order seeks to ease retirement regulations
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Blake Alsup The Detroit News Published 7:32 p.m. UTC Jul 25, 2018 Detroit — Dozens of federal workers protested three executive orders issued by President Donald Trump in late May at a rally Wednesday in the city's downtown. More than 100 protesters were demonstrating outside the McNamara Federal Building as part of a rally hosted by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The three orders allegedly causing federal workers problems were issued on May 25. They deal with issues ranging from employees with disabilities, training and overtime to employees’ rights to protection against retaliation and discrimination. Participants Wednesday wore red shirts while holding signs and posters, many with the hashtag "#RedForFeds" written at the bottom. Chants of "Hey hey, ho ho, union busting has got to go" and a "show me what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like!" call and response were led by organizers with … [Read more...] about Federal employees protest Trump’s executive orders in Detroit
Kristen Jordan Shamus Detroit Free Press Published 11:00 p.m. UTC Jun 20, 2018 Activists are planning civil disobedience June 28 in Washington, D.C., and massive protests June 30 at the capital and in cities around the country in response to the immigration crisis at the U.S./Mexico border, where thousands of asylum seekers have been separated from their children and detained. MoveOn.org is collaborating with several organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Women's March and the National Domestic Workers Alliance, to march starting at 11 a.m. June 30 in Lafayette Square in Washington to protest the Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy. In April, the Trump administration began prosecuting adults who cross the border illegally as they seek asylum in the United States. In the process, their children have been separated from them and detained separately. … [Read more...] about Trump’s executive order won’t stop immigration protests in Michigan, D.C.
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep families together after they are detained crossing the border illegally, but the zero-tolerance of prosecution policy will continue.Officials hope the order will end what has become a major crisis for the Trump administration. It marks a dramatic departure for an administration that has been insisting, wrongly, that it has no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because of the law and a court decision. The news in recent days has been dominated by searing images of children held in cages at border facilities, as well as audio recordings of young children crying for their parents.Trump had tweeted earlier Wednesday that he was "working on something." "It's the Democrats fault, they won't give us the votes needed to pass good immigration legislation. They want open borders, which breeds horrible crime. Republicans want security. But I am working on something - it never ends!" he wrote.The … [Read more...] about President Trump signs executive order to keep families together at border
A HANDWRITING expert has analysed Donald Trump's signature. The US President, who recently met Kim Jong-un to discuss his controversial nuclear weapons programme, has signed dozens of executive orders since he took office. What did the handwriting analysis reveal about the President's autograph? Tracy Trussell, of the British Institute of Graphologists, has looked at Trump’s signatures and said that the way he writes indicates a lot of characteristics about the US President. Ms Trussell said: “His signature transmits wild ambition, dynamism, bravery and fearlessness. “He's hungry for power and has both determination and stubbornness in spades.” She added that her assessment of his writing style suggested he wasn’t much of a listener but “undoubtedly a tough negotiator – he excels at being hard lined, bold and direct.” She added the length of his letters indicates “he’s not quite as inflexible potentially as people … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s signature – here’s what a handwriting analysis reveals about the President’s autograph