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.

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Based on exit poll data for the 2012 election, over 70 percent of African American women voted in the election, 65.6 percent of white women, 62.6 percent of white men and 61.4 of African American men voted in the same election. “The reason why Black women made the difference is because we bring our entire household to the polls with us” said Carmen Berkley, director of Civil, Human and Woman’s Rights, AFL-CIO. “An investment in Black women is an investment in a number of different people within a particular household.”

“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.

The union-endorsed candidates who will advocate for working families in Wisconsin.

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Russ Feingold (D)

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WI-02 Marc Pocan (D)
WI-04 Gwen Moore (D)
WI-06 Sarah Lloyd (D)
WI-07 Mary Hoeft (D)
WI-08 Tom Nelson (D)

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As one prominent and much beloved Republican once said — actually, repeatedly said — "There you go again." Deep in a trove of leaked documents made public this week was the latest example of Republican candor over voter ID laws — this time in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin residents who can’t obtain photo identification will still be able to vote in November’s general election, a federal judge ruled, carving out an exception to state law that requires all voters to show photo IDs at the polls.

National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler told leaders attending the state AFL-CIO’s unity conference that as more women become the primary breadwinners in their families, they're finding they have little or no say over how they spend their time. She said a lot of factors are driving that, from employers who make unpredictable schedules to high day care costs to a lack of access to paid sick leave. "We can win paid sick leave and paid family leave and quality childcare and show that these are priorities for the labor movement because they are wage issues," Shuler said. "They're key economic issues."

The labor community is rallying around Hillary Clinton following her nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate. The AFL-CIO will begin campaigning for Clinton in full force this weekend with a series of events in battleground states such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Missouri and Nevada. “Working people are unified behind Hillary Clinton and are ready to defeat Donald Trump in November,” the AFL-CIO said Friday.