Florida AFL-CIO issues out mailer in support of Hillary Clinton

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The AFL-CIO today dropped a mailer in support of Hillary Clinton in Florida and four other states. The piece contrasts the differences between Clinton and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump when it comes to the right to organize.

The organization endorsed Clinton last month.

“Hillary Clinton is a proven leader who shares our values,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said after endorsing Clinton. “Throughout the campaign, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to the issues that matter to working people, and our members have taken notice. The activism of working people has already been a major force in this election and is now poised to elect Hillary Clinton and move America forward.”

The labor organization had declined to back endorse earlier this year, when Clinton was being challenged by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for the nomination.

The AFL-CIO represents 56 national and international unions, including large groups like the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the American Federation of Teachers and the Communications Workers of America.


Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.