AFL-CIO Says Clinton Speech Good Step; Studying All CandidatesKim Chipman
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka praises Hillary Clinton’s economic speech as “important step” while stressing that the labor federation is “listening closely to all candidates.”
- “Clinton is demonstrating that she understands our economy is out of whack,” Trumka says in statement
- “We look forward to her adding specificity to the vision she laid out today”
- NOTE: Clinton earlier today in NYC outlined broad vision of her policy goals if elected president; said supporting union workers is critical if U.S. “serious” about raising incomes
- NOTE: Clinton also criticized Wis. Gov. Scott Walker for “stomping” on workers’ rights; Walker formally entered race for GOP presidential nomination today, prompting AFL-CIO to call him a “national disgrace”
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