The U.S. labor movement is in a bit of a crisis.
In the face of a wave of Trump administration attacks, a number of union leaders have publicly said they won’t endorse the Republican presidential nominee, even though it is now a given that they will.
Some are even saying that they wonít vote at all.
This is a significant shift for the union movement, which has traditionally been the bulwark of working peopleís power.
But it is also a moment for union leaders to reevaluate their relationship with Trump, particularly as he seeks to dismantle the unions.
The question is: will they listen to the unions and vote for him?
If the answer is no, and if Trump loses the presidency, will the unions turn on him in the end?
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The AFL-CIO has endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
It has been critical of Trump, saying his policies would damage the economy and the U.K. It also endorsed Democratic nominee Bernie Sanders, the former Vermont senator and senator-elect.
The UAW has endorsed Clinton, saying it will “take every measure to defeat Donald Trump in November.”
The Teamsters Union also endorsed Sanders, but it did so in a different way, endorsing him because of his populist rhetoric.
The National Education Association (NEA) has endorsed Sanders and said it would support the party’s nominee, John Kasich, but is also not endorsing Trump.
The United Auto Workers (UAW) endorsed Trump and said its members would support him, but also said it was not endorsing him.
What will the trade unions do?
After Trumpís win, unions have already begun to weigh the pros and cons of endorsing the Republican candidate, and many are taking the time to make sure that their members don’t back a third-party candidate.
Some unions are calling for unity, calling on their members to vote for the candidates of their choice.
The SEIU is pushing for unity and has announced a series of rallies across the country.
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is holding a joint rally in Washington on Friday, urging members to cast their ballots for Democratic candidates.
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is also holding a rally, urging its members to support the Democratic Party.
But even some union leaders are coming around to Trumpís message of anti-unionism, as the trade union leaders look to align themselves with the Democratic nominee.
In an op-ed in The Washington Post on Wednesday, union leaders said that the Democratic presidential candidates have a “history of championing and protecting” labor and that they should not be seen to support any candidate who is a “Trump supporter.”
Will unions endorse the Democratic candidate?
In some cases, the answer may be yes.
The Teamster Union and the United Steelworkers are both running negative ads against Trump and are likely to endorse the nominee, but neither union is expected to endorse Trump outright.
The AFL-CEP is expected not to endorse any candidate at all, although they are still expected to hold rallies across their country.
And the AFL-CAF, the largest labor union in the U, is unlikely to endorse a candidate, even if it does vote for a third party candidate.
How can unions help Trump?
Labor unions can play an important role in fighting back against Trumpís anti-labor agenda.
They can also help with the election, especially if they are supportive of the Democratic party.
In addition to having a direct impact on how workers vote, union members play a role in shaping their local election outcomes.
They have the power to make the difference between winning and losing.
The trade unions have a strong history of working with Democrats on issues like minimum wage and union rights, which are important issues for workers.
They also have a lot of clout with the partyís establishment, which can be a significant source of influence.
Can unions help the Democrats?
There is a lot that unions can do to help the party.
They are well-positioned to do that, given their history of supporting the Democratic agenda.
The union movement has a history of being a powerful force in the Democratic political process, and a strong union presence in the party could help the Party of Lincoln win the presidency in 2020.
If the Democrats do win the White House, it will be important for unions to keep working to keep the Democrats from winning in 2020, particularly given the fact that labor is a key voting bloc.
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