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Omaha Steve

(100,017 posts)
Fri Jun 10, 2016, 07:11 PM Jun 2016

AFL-CIO to endorse Hillary Clinton; CWA, nurses union staying with Sanders [View all]

Source: UPI

By Eric DuVall

WASHINGTON, (UPI) -- Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will receive the endorsement of the nation's largest organized labor group, the AFL-CIO, as soon as next week, multiple media outlets reported Friday.

Politico and The Wall Street Journal reported the organization's political committee held a conference call, during which members voted to recommend the general board issue the endorsement at its next meeting on June 16.

The endorsement would end most but not all of the divisions in the organized labor movement between Clinton and her primary opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders.

While Clinton has enjoyed endorsements from enough trade unions to make for a majority of the nation's unionized workers, several unions had backed Sanders, including the United Steelworkers, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, National Nurses United and the Communications Workers of America.

FULL story at link.

A Clinton supporter wears a Service Employees International Union button at a rally for the candidate in Detroit in March. On Friday, the political committee for the AFL-CIO, the nation's largest labor organization, voted to endorse Clinton for president. File Photo by Molly Riley/UPI | License Photo

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2016/06/10/AFL-CIO-to-endorse-Hillary-Clinton-CWA-nurses-union-staying-with-Sanders/8411465591511/

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