The general board of the 12.5 million-member AFL-CIO voted to endorse Hillary Clinton for President. “Hillary Clinton is a proven leader who shares our values,” says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. “Throughout the campaign, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to the issues that matter to working people, and our members have taken notice.
The AFL-CIO will put in motion its ground campaign to elect Clinton and union-endorsed candidates across the country. Trumka pledges to run a sophisticated, targeted ground campaign, adding “With the dire consequences Donald Trump poses for America’s working families, it has to be.” Trumka praised Senator Bernie Sanders who he says “brought an important voice to this election, and has elevated critical issues and strengthened the foundation of the labor movement. We are ready to fight hard to restore faith in America and improve the lives of all working people.”