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Monday, February 22, 2016

Big Win For Bernie: AFL-CIO Holds Off On Presidential Endorsement

The largest union federation in America won't be backing Hillary Clinton for now.

The biggest prize in labor endorsements won't be doled out next week as many people expected, according to an email from the president of the AFL-CIO labor federation obtained by The Huffington Post.

In his email, Richard Trumka told members of the AFL-CIO executive council that the body won't be holding a vote on whether to endorse Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders at its annual winter meeting in San Diego.

"Following recent discussion at the AFL-CIO’s Executive Committee meeting and subsequent conversations with many of you, I have concluded that there is broad consensus for the AFL-CIO to remain neutral in the presidential primaries for the time being and refrain from endorsing any candidate at this moment," Trumka said.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why wouldn't they consider Trump like everyone else is? This is how boneheaded the Unions are!