AFL-CIO President Backs Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on how President Trump can find support from American union workers. FOX Business

Reprinted from The Hill by Max Greenwood on March 1, 2017.

The president of the country’s largest labor organization, a vocal opponent of President Trump during last year’s campaign, said on Wednesday that he is encouraged by the White House’s proposed infrastructure plan.

“A trillion dollars is the right magnitude to be talking about,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said on Fox Business Network the day after Trump called for the spending package in his first address to Congress. “We think it’s more. The Society of American Civil Engineers think it’s more like $3 trillion.”

“He’s talking in the right ballpark,” Trumka added. “Infrastructure, it’s a three- or four-time winner for all of us.” …

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