On the same day as his coronation as the Republican Party’s nominee for 2016, Donald Trump just got slapped with a fine for treating his workers like shit.
As punishment for retaliating against his workers at the Las Vegas hotel he owns with Phil Ruffin because they joined the culinary union, Trump must pay $11,200, the amount agreed upon with the National Labor Relations Board.
That’s right, Donald “I never settle” Trump actually tucked his tail between his legs and agreed to pay up though under the settlement he refused to acknowledge that he broke federal laws, even though that’s exactly what he did by firing one worker and denying another a promotion simply because they joined the Culinary Workers Union and urged their fellow workers to join them.
During his primary campaign, Trump appeared on Morning Joe on MSNBC in March and bragged about how he wins cases in court and never settles.
“I don’t settle cases,” Trump declared via phone call. “You know what happens? When you start settling lawsuits, everybody sues you. I don’t get sued because I don’t settle cases. I win in court.”
Here’s the video via MSNBC.
But apparently Trump settles a ton of court cases because USA Today discovered just how many lawsuits Trump and his corporation has been involved with over the years.
According to USA Today,
An exclusive USA TODAY analysis of legal filings across the United States finds that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and his businesses have been involved in at least 3,500 legal actions in federal and state courts during the past three decades. They range from skirmishes with casino patrons to million-dollar real estate suits to personal defamation lawsuits.
The sheer volume of lawsuits is unprecedented for a presidential nominee. No candidate of a major party has had anything approaching the number of Trump’s courtroom entanglements.
Furthermore, Trump and his supporters brag that he provides Americans with thousands of high-paying jobs but that isn’t the case either. Not only has Trump been caught using undocumented workers, he does not take care of his employees.
“At Mandalay Bay, I had health insurance for free, a retirement [account], every year I got a raise, I got holiday pay,” Maria Jaramillo told ThinkProgress about her job as a housekeeper. “Over here [at Trump International] we don’t get an [annual] raise, we have to pay for our insurance, and we have no retirement. It’s a big difference. I’m not making enough to give my kids a better future.”
Trump pays his workers in Vegas $3 less per hour than the competing hotels. So when Trump says that he will take care of American workers and fight for them on that stage tonight when the GOP crowns him their king, he is lying through his teeth.
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