AFL-CIO Endorses Clinton for President

WASHINGTON—The AFL-CIO formally endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president on June 16.

The decision was from the General Executive Board, and required votes from delegates representing a supermajority of the federation’s 12.5 million members.

Clinton had won four of five primaries in early June, including California and New Jersey, securing the number of delegates she needed to take the Democratic presidential nomination.

More than 20 AFL-CIO unions had endorsed her before that, compared to a handful for her remaining challenger, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind.-Vt.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called Clinton “a proven leader who shares our values.

“Throughout the campaign, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to the issues that matter to working people, and our members have taken notice. The activism of working people has already been a major force in this election and is now poised to elect Hillary Clinton and move America forward.”

Lee Saunders, the AFSCME president and chair of the AFL-CIO Political Committee said, “This election offers a stark choice between an unstoppable champion for working families and an unstable charlatan who made his fortune scamming them,” Saunders said.

Source: PAI