Labor leaders have moved aggressively to tamp down rank-and-file members’ support for Donald Trump, but the likely Republican presidential nominee continues to split the labor movement.
Via The Washington Times:
The unions have highlighted business practices at Mr. Trump’s hotels and resorts that they deem anti-union, including efforts against unionizing Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas and the hiring of foreign workers at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.
But the real estate mogul’s popularity with the union’s white, blue-collar base has persisted.
“We are split,” said Keven M. Barber, president of Ironworkers Local 397 in Tampa, Florida. “We have some who like Hillary and some who like Trump. It’s split between them two.”
The national Ironworkers Union endorsed likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.