Florida

Support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has dropped even lower among union members. Support for Trump among members of AFL-CIO-affiliated unions stood at 33 percent in Florida, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, the five battleground states the group was targeting. That was a decrease from September.

Organized labor launched the final phase of its political battle plan to put Hillary Clinton in the White House, announcing Thursday a new video from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and a door-to-door blitz aimed at getting union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, and Nevada to the polls to vote for the Democratic nominee.

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka was in Tampa, where he participated in a rally outside the offices of Marco Rubio, calling on the Florida senator to sign a pledge to protect Social Security.

In its largest mail drop of this election, AFL-CIO is sending out more than 120,000 mail pieces to Florida union members, shining a light on Donald Trump's greed, and supporting Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy.

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U.S. SENATE

Patrick Murphy (D)

U.S. House of Representatives

FL-07 Stephanie Murphy (D)
FL-09 Darren Soto (D)
FL-10 Val Demings (D)
FL-13 Charlie Crist (D)
FL-14 Kathy Castor (D)
FL-17 April Freeman (D)
FL-18 Randy Perkins (D)
FL-20 Alcee Hastings (D)
FL-21 Lois Frankel (D)
FL-22 Ted Deutch (D)
FL-24 Frederica Wilson (D)
FL-25 Mario Diaz-Balart (R)
FL-26 Joe Garcia (D)
FL-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)

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“Women are more activist than men,” said AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, “and understand that Clinton supports collective bargaining, raising the minimum wage and paid time off for illness and family care.” This year the AFL-CIO is targeting women as an individual voting group for the first time in a presidential race. Earlier this month 15,000 women, three times as many as expected, joined a conference call Shuler led to discuss strategies for convincing coworkers and relatives to vote for Clinton.

"It’s very critical who we vote for in this country because it could determine our lives for years to come," Ledbetter told reporters in a conference call. Ledbetter, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Theresa King, president of the Florida Building and Construction Trades Council, said the next president will likely have the chance to nominate at least one new high court justice.

Leaders of several major Latino labor unions on Thursday declared their intent to rally Florida's Hispanic population to defeat Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and to oppose "the politics of hate."