February 21, 2017

By D. Michael Hancock

President Donald Trump faces significant challenges wherever he looks, but he also has a real opportunity to help a group of Americans who proved critical to his victory and are now looking to him for leadership — the working men and women of this country.

After years of being largely ignored by policymakers, working Americans finally got a break under President Obama, and will need the continued leadership of President Trump to maintain and expand on this progress.  

Community organizations and legal advocates must remain vigilant to ensure that the Department of Labor upholds the president’s promises and keeps the interests of workers at the forefront. To do otherwise would squander all of the good work of the last eight years and betray the hopes of the president’s most stalwart supporters.

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