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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka explains why CEO Andrew Puzder, President Trump's nominee to be Secretary of Labor, is a bad choice for the office and will not be the advocate working people

Donald Trump will soon decide whether or not to repeal a number of pro-worker regulations that make a real difference in the lives of working people.

The AFL-CIO, a union that has had its share of issues with elements of the Affordable Health Care Act, is now poised to become one of its biggest defenders on Capitol Hill. In a letter to be sent Monday to House and Senate lawmakers, labor leader Richard Trumka blasted the “reckless” Republican-led effort to repeal Obamacare “with breathtaking speed” — and without providing a replacement program.

Sheet metal worker and 9/11 first responder Joe Rabito takes 14 medications a day so he can breathe. Joe was one of the tens of thousands of first responders in New York City who went out to help survivors of the World Trade Center attacks.

These people, many of them union members, are still feeling the physical and mental long-term health effects from the work they did as first responders. 

This is why the Zadroga Act, which provides permanent health care and compensation to 9/11 survivors and first responders, is so important. 

LaDonna and Mike made Oreos for Nabisco until greedy CEOs chose profits over people and sent their jobs to Mexico. They talk about friendship, solidarity in the face of job-loss, and who they think will work tirelessly to save American jobs.

Celia and her coworkers have been working to get Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to recognize the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 at the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas. They are still waiting to negotiate a contract for fair wages, job security and health benefits. Watch the video.

While Donald Trump continues to excoriate immigrants from South and Central America, the AFL-CIO is ramping up programs to help them unionize and gain political power. A forum recently held in Washington, D.C., highlighted what the labor movement will be doing to provide Latina working women with the tools they need to win better standards of living and security for the future.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka spoke with CBS News before the second presidential debate in St. Louis. He talked about Hillary Clinton’s character, her stance on trade policy and why union members continue to dump Donald Trump. Watch the video.

At a campaign rally in Pennsylvania, Donald Trump asks the audience how many are union members. Somehow, he's surprised to find "not many." That's because union members know Trump is wrong for working families.
A Newsweek investigation has found that in at least two of Donald Trump’s last three construction projects, Trump opted to purchase his steel and aluminum from Chinese manufacturers rather than United States corporations.
Leo Gerard, president of the Steelworkers, on Donald Trump's waning support with union members.