The Hilton in Albany is refusing to negotiate a fair contract with workers, attempting to eliminate pension benefits, slash vacation time, and shrink wage increases. They also are refusing the employees' requests for anti-discrimination policies to protect immigrant and LGBTQ workers.
The announcement by President Trump and Attorney General Sessions ending the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program represents a new low in the xenophobic and white supremacist assault on immigrants in our country. This is a transparent attempt to use a vulnerable population as a political bargaining chip: to further limit legal immigration, to further militarize the border, and to further cut taxes for the wealthiest in society.
What kind of system produces these conditions? In the richest country in the history of the world with the wealthy class living like kings of greed and gluttony, how is it possible that little children of hard working people cry from hunger and veterans live on the streets?