AFL-CIO: Unions Aim to Roar in 2020

Despite its setbacks, or perhaps because of them, organized labor has an energy level that AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka says he hasn’t seen before in his 50 years with the movement.

Unions are pushing for more than just lip service from presidential candidates, which is prompting a flurry of pro-labor proposals from Democratic candidates. Mr. Trumka, speaking at a Monitor Breakfast with reporters Thursday, sees that as a plus for the 2020 campaign. He and other labor leaders say their values are the same basic concerns that resonate with the vast majority of Americans: economic security, inclusiveness, and the principle of democracy.

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