November 12, 2016
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell
New York, NY – Organized Labor, nationally and in New York State, is issuing official comment on the presidential election of Republican Donald Trump, with National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka saying “make no mistake,” the Labor Movement is “committed to defending our American Democracy” and that Labor “can ‘never back down from our values.’”
Meanwhile, New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento said: “While this election season had its ‘many’ challenges, ‘there is no doubt, the New York State Labor Movement is stronger than ever and ready for whatever a Trump presidency will bring,’ including the ‘possibility of an ultra-conservative U.S. Supreme Court.’”
Donald Trump has been elected president. America is a democratic nation and the voters have spoken. The National AFL-CIO accepts the outcome of this election and offers our congratulations to President-elect Trump.
More than anything, this election is an indictment of politics as usual. For too long, the political elites have embraced economic policies that hold down wages, increase inequality, diminish opportunity and ship American jobs overseas. Voters in both the primary and general election have delivered a clear message: enough. To read more click on the following link