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.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that aims to add and strengthen work requirements for public assistance and other welfare programs. The order, signed in private, promotes "common-sense reforms" that policy adviser Andrew Bremberg said would reduce dependence on government programs. "Part of President Trump's effort to create a booming American economy includes moving Americans from welfare to work and supporting and encouraging others to support common-sense reforms that restore American prosperity and help them reclaim their independence," he said. The order focuses on looking for ways to strengthen existing work requirements and exploring new requirements for benefits such as food stamps, cash and housing assistance programs. Trump has long accused beneficiaries of abusing government assistance programs and has claimed many who have no intention of working make more in benefits than those with jobs. "I know people that work three jobs and they live next to … [Read more...] about Trump signs order pushing work to receive welfare benefits
A week and a half before the 2016 election, Donald Trump's personal attorney paid a porn star named Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about her alleged relationship with the Republican candidate for president. Today, that arrangement is well on its way to becoming the most talked-about "hush agreement" in history, with potential legal and political implications for the president. Through his spokesman, Mr. Trump has denied having an affair with Stormy Daniels, and his lawyers are now threatening her with financial ruin, saying she has to pay $1 million dollars every time she violates her agreement to stay silent. But that didn't stop her from coming on 60 Minutes. Full Stormy Daniels interview transcript below: Anderson Cooper: For sitting here talking to me today you could be fined a million dollars. I mean, aren't you taking a big risk? Stormy Daniels: I am. Anderson Cooper: I guess I'm not 100% sure on why you're doing this. Stormy Daniels: Because it was very important to me to be … [Read more...] about Stormy Daniels describes her alleged affair with Donald Trump