October 30, 2016
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News
Washington, DC – American working people will elect the next President of the United States on November 8th. The AFL-CIO is the largest labor federation in the country and it’s supporting Hillary Clinton.
Rich Trumka is President of the AFL-CIO. Generations of Trumka’s family were coal miners in Pennsylvania. Workers and their unions don’t get the mass media attention lavished on the billionaire candidate for president. So Trumka would like to say a few things to working people voting in this presidential election.
[Rich Trumka]: “My family spent three generations in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. I know the feeling of setback and struggle. And I understand those who are skeptical about our institutions of power.
And I share the frustration of every working person who busts their butt only to fall further behind. It’s us – America’s working people – who can get our country back on track.
But we can’t do it alone. We need a President who will empower us to reach our full potential. I believe with every fiber of my being that Hillary Clinton is the woman for the job.”
Trumka says when it comes to the economy, jobs, your right to join unions and to collectively bargain for better lives with your boss Clinton is far better than the billionaire candidate who – as President Obama says – spent 70 years on this earth never caring at all about working people.
[Rich Trumka]: “Some working class voters are distrustful of politicians who’ve been around for multiple terms, let alone decades.
And they truly believe no one in power is listening to them. But those of us who know Hillary Clinton can tell you she is listening.
She put forward the most aggressive plan for infrastructure since World War Two. To the tune of millions of good new jobs. She’ll re-invest in urban America to create jobs and opportunity.
And she’ll make sure workers can form and join unions freely and fairly.”