The President is asking for "fast track" authority to let the White House be the sole negotiator on the Trans Pacific Partnership. The so-called partnership is an insult to all U.S. workers, with many provisions that will hurt women the most.
Indeed, a serious, robust, sensitive policy to address the front-line soldiers in the battle against greenhouse gas emissions would create the political space enabling truly impactful climate change legislation to be enacted.
Obviously, you can't continue to employ or hire more workers you view as nonessential in a shaky economy still recovering from recession. But there are ways employers can displace fewer of the workers they already have, beginning with keeping workers productive.