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We want elected leaders who think big. Today, two families control more wealth than half our population.

Working people are taking this historic 2016 election very seriously, and when we are inspired, there is no political force in America more powerful.

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, trusts Hillary Clinton to keep her word on free trade. Back in July, when Mrs. Clinton’s close ally, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, said that a President Hillary Clinton would in fact support the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade deal – after fixing “a couple things” – he quickly had to backtrack.

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."

Starting on Tuesday, AFL-CIO, the largest U.S. federation of labor unions, will start airing ads on social media starring executive vice-president Tefere Gebre, to back up a mail campaign in battleground states about what it means to be an American and an immigrant. It’s unlikely to win over Trump or his supporters, but that’s not who Gebre or AFL-CIO is looking to reach.

AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Liz Shuler said Donald Trump has “signaled loud and clear that he does not value or respect women” and predicted that union members would “mobilize” to defeat the GOP nominee. “It’s time women come together to put Hillary Clinton in the White House and win real change. Hillary Clinton has been side-by-side with working people her entire life and it’s working women who are going to be the ones to elect her president,” she said on a recent conference call about the presidential election.

A majority of business economists in a new survey said Hillary Clinton is the best choice to oversee the U.S. economy as president. Her Republican rival, Donald Trump, didn’t even come in second. The National Association for Business Economics surveyed its members ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election. Roughly 55% said Mrs. Clinton, the Democratic nominee, would do the best job of managing the economy.

"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."

Labor-backed groups are putting their organizing muscle and manpower into the 2016 campaign season in Nevada, an effort that will deploy thousands of canvassers and result in hundreds of thousands of voter contacts.