AFL-CIO: Donald Trump Keeps Trying to Con Union Members

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Reprinted from the AFL-CIO’s NOW by Berry Craig on September 17, 2016.

It’s hardly front-page news that Donald Trump is a big-league flip-flopper. Through September 7, NBC News has tracked “117 distinct policy shifts on 20 major issues, tracking only his reversals since he announced his candidacy on June 16, 2015.”

But the GOP presidential hopeful is consistent on organized labor. He keeps trying to con union members with tough talk on trade. Trump promises to bring home American jobs lost to foreign countries, notably of the cheap-labor variety. “Our country is getting ripped off,” his website says. “We need the smartest people negotiating for us!”

But mum’s the word on the website about Trump’s record on outsourcing. Trump is a big-league outsourcer. His lucrative line of shirts, eye­glasses, perfume, cuff links and suits are produced in Bangladesh, China, Honduras and other low-wage countries, The Washington Post reported. …

AFL-CIO now 9/17

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