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AFL-CIO Launching Pro-clinton effort in battleground states

July 29, 2016 | The Hill
The labor community is rallying around Hillary Clinton following her nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate. The AFL-CIO will begin campaigning for Clinton in full force this weekend with a series of events in battleground states such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Missouri and Nevada. “Working people are unified behind Hillary Clinton and are ready to defeat Donald Trump in November,” the AFL-CIO said Friday.


July 28, 2016 | Public News Service
Tefere Gebre serves as executive vice president of the national AFL-CIO, and he plans to come to Florida for this weekend's events. He said not only is Florida critical to any candidate that wants to win the White House, it is a "ground zero" for many of the major issues facing the nation. "Latinos, African-Americans, Asians, everybody from around the world, people who want to marry whoever they want to marry, and people who really urgently want to raise their wages," he said.


July 27, 2016 | The New York Times
The wage gap, which Clinton vows to close, is rarely seen as a pressing economic problem, but rather as a “women’s issue,” the interest of a special-interest group. But if the wage gap is instead thought of as a disease infecting all corners of our economy, then calling for its cure is no small act. What to many sounds like empty campaign rhetoric is, in fact, radical.

Union Leaders Contend Clinton, Not Trump, Is True Champion of the Middle Class

July 26, 2016 | WBUR
On Monday night, the Democratic National Convention featured speeches from a string of labor leaders. They spoke for different constituencies — teachers, public sector workers, builders — but together they delivered their unifying message: Clinton, not Trump, is the best candidate for American workers.

AFL-CIO Leader Says Donald Trump Won't Sway Working Class

July 24, 2016 | The New York Times
As union officials convene at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the president of the largest umbrella labor group in the United States is bracing for a battle against a Republican nominee who is making a direct appeal to union members.


July 21, 2016 | The Washington Post
These are anxious times in America. Despite a steadily, if slowly, growing economy and the absence of a major war, people remain troubled by a sense of national underperformance and myriad social ills, most recently the surge in racially tinged fatal shootings committed by law enforcement officers and against them. A new Gallup poll reports that only 17 percent of Americans feel satisfied with the way things are going, the lowest percentage since October 2013—and down 12 points in just the past month.

Pence Seals Trump's Anti-Worker Ticket

July 19, 2016 | The American Prospect
While presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has tried to cast himself as the (white) workingman’s candidate, his vice presidential pick is anything but that. Indiana Governor Mike Pence is a prototypical Koch brothers Republican who has followed conservatives’ anti-worker, anti-union political playbook to a tee.

Trump Will Not Stand With Union Workers

July 18, 2016 | The Times
Working Pennsylvanians are hurting. Families haven’t fully recovered from the recession, and a majority of people are living paycheck to paycheck. For union households, this upcoming election is one of the most important in our lifetime. We will have a choice to select someone who will stand with us to fight for good jobs here in our country, support union workers, and oppose trade deals that shortchange Americans.

Look Out! Donald Trump Promises To Run the Country the Way He Runs His Business

July 17, 2016 | The Washington Post
Mr. Trump refuses to release much of the documentation that would shed light on the business background he says qualifies him to lead the nation — including, most glaringly, his tax returns. So it has been up to members of the media to piece together the puzzle of the candidate’s business record. Post reporter Drew Harwell and the New York Times’ Russ Buettner and Charles V. Bagli are the latest to shine some light on that record.


Trump Is The Problem | Election 2016 | AFL-CIO Video

Trump Is The Problem | Election 2016 | AFL-CIO Video

Liz Shuler: She's With Us, I'm With Her! | Election 2016 | AFL-CIO Video

Liz Shuler: She's With Us, I'm With Her! | Election 2016 | AFL-CIO Video