AFL-CIO, UAW leaders condemn actions of Trump supporters at US Capitol


President of the AFL-CIO Richard Trumka speaks about his role in securing labor protections in the USMCA trade agreement during an interview with Reuters in Washington, December 19, 2019.

Joshua Roberts | Reuters

Prominent union leaders of the AFL-CIO and United Auto Workers are publicly condemning President Donald Trump‘s supporters for storming the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called it “one of the greatest assaults on our democracy since the Civil War.” UAW President Rory Gamble described it as “a very sad day for our nation and our democracy.”

“This is truly a singular point in our history. The violence at the Capitol today is a deliberate and despicable…


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