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The National AFL-CIO Endorses Joe Biden For President

Published Thursday, May 28, 2020
by National AFL-CIO News
The National AFL-CIO Endorses Joe Biden For President

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National AFL-CIO, whose 55 affiliated Member Unions combine to represent 12.5 million Working People across the United States, has voted to endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States.

Over the past year, Working People have been engaged in a comprehensive process to ensure their voices are heard and that they play a prominent role in shaping the change in direction our country needs, the National AFL-CIO said.

“Joe Biden is a life-long supporter of Workers and has fought his entire career for living wages, health care, retirement security and Civil Rights,” Labor Federation President Richard Trumka said in a released statement. “Our Members know Joe has done everything he could to create a fairer process for forming and joining a Union and he is ready to fight with us to restore faith in America and improve the lives of all Working People.”

Over the next five months, the Labor Movement intends to draw a clear contrast between Democrat Biden and incumbent Republican President Donald Trump.

Trump’s record of slashing rules designed to protect Workers on the job, cutting workplace Health and Safety Inspectors to their lowest level in history, and taking away overtime pay from millions of Workers are just a few ways Working People have been hurt by the Trump Administration, the National AFL-CIO said.

Worse yet, America’s Working Families and communities are suffering because of Trump’s delinquent, delayed, disorganized and deadly response to the Coronavirus, they added.

“Working People have responded to COVID-19 with passion and dedication, even as our Federal Government falls down on the job,” Trumka said. “Just imagine what we can accomplish with an ally in the White House.”  

The Labor Movement is mobilizing across the country, in every city, state and community to ensure its message is heard loud and clear, Labor Leaders said.

While the methods may look a little different in the face of COVID-19, the National AFL-CIO’s program will continue its massive reach through virtual phone banks, peer-to-peer texting, digital actions and, as always, Union Member-to-Union Member conversations.

“The path to the Presidency runs through the Labor Movement,” Trumka said. “And with the full force and unmatched reach of our political program, we are ready to pave that road for our friend Joe Biden.”

To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: https://aflcio.org/press/releases/afl-cio-endorses-joe-biden-president

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