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Working people and the issues we care about have been a prominent part of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week. The program has been filled with union leaders and members, members of union families and longtime advocates and allies. Advocates like Hillary Clinton. Read more >>>
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Working people and the issues we care about have been a prominent part of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week. The program has been filled with union leaders and members, members of union families and longtime advocates and allies. Advocates like Hillary Clinton.
Working people are taking this historic 2016 election very seriously, and the Working America Coalition is unleashing the most comprehensive electoral program in our history. When working people are inspired, there is no political force in America more powerful.
Last night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, President Obama lifted up the spirit of America's working people and our courage to fight for a better life.
Update: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe set the record straight:
Today at 2 p.m. ET live from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will join carwash workers, Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 300 member Michael Smith, Fight for 15 and working people to discuss organizing to win for a better life.
The working people of the AFL-CIO proudly congratulate Hillary Clinton as the first female presidential nominee of a major party.
We want elected leaders who think big. Today, two families control more wealth than half our population. One family is spending almost a billion dollars to influence our elections. Meanwhile, more than 60% of American households are one missed paycheck away from economic calamity. This is not the America we should leave our children. We can and must do better.
This month has hit me hard with news that not once, but twice, black lives were lost at the hands of police officers. And then even more violence unfolded in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La. While the locations of these most recent events are far from Boston, where I live and work, they have hurt me so deeply I feel I must respond.
This week AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka addressed the working people of the Democratic National Convention.
Here are his remarks:
Working people recognize the high stakes in the 2016 presidential election. On one side, you have Donald Trump, who supports "right to work," which takes away power from working people, and thinks your wages are too high. On the other side, you have Hillary Clinton, who has a long history of advocating for families and working people. She believes that paid family leave, earned sick days, fair schedules, equal pay for women and quality affordable child care are critical, as well as the right to come together in union and negotiate for a better life. Here are 10 ways Clinton stands with working people:
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