AFL-CIO President Unpacks 2020 Election

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Reprinted from an AFL-CIO press release by Richard Trumka on November 5, 2020.

[On Wednesday], AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka hosted a press call breaking down the labor movement’s role in this year’s election and discussed the path ahead for working people. 

“The resilience of unions is the story of 2020. It’s been on display all year. It’s guided by our belief that a better day is still within our reach. And today, I am more confident than ever that a better day is near,” said Trumka. “Joe Biden has won more votes than any candidate for president—ever. And he is on a path to 270 electoral votes. Biden’s path to the White House ran through America’s labor movement.”

Read Trumka’s full remarks.

AFL-CIO press release 11/5

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