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Union women are leading the charge to make America an ever better place by electing the first woman president to lead our great nation.
Celia and her coworkers have been working to get Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to recognize the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 at the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas.
When young women hear Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump say things like, “She ate like a pig,” or “A woman who is very flat-chested is very hard to be a 10,” it can cause lifelong harm. Liz, a Florida middle school teacher, sees the damage it does to young women every day.

The 57,000-member Culinary Union, which is 56% Latino and includes guest room attendants, is a powerful supporter of Nevada Democrats.

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Hillary Clinton totally gets it.

She understands that it’s all about jobs and that the middle class is the backbone of the U.S. economy. Keeping the middle class strong means keeping labor unions strong. "I’ve always believed that when unions are strong, families are strong and America is strong," she said earlier this year.

Sexual harassment is the making of unwanted sexual advances or obscene remarks. It is illegal in the workplace under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We fight it in the workplace and will stand against it when we vote on Nov. 8.
Hillary Clinton made her most direct appeal yet for women to reject the candidacy of Donald Trump, recounting at length his history of degrading statements about women and allegations of unwanted sexual advances.
AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler joined community members and labor leaders in Missouri to urge union members to elect candidates who will advocate for working families. “It’s truly been an historic effort and a heroic effort here in Missouri, but it will all be in vain if we lose Nov. 8," Shuler said. "We cannot let that happen.”
AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler moderated the first Women in the Breakroom roundtable discussion last month in St. Louis. Hosted by the Missouri AFL-CIO, the event was the first of several forums conducted across the country on the challenges working women face, how these might be remedied and the critical impact the 2016 election will have on working women.
As allegations continue to surface about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sexually assaulting women in the workplace and elsewhere, a new report on Chicago’s hospitality industry shows that the problem is much wider than Trump.

There were no handshakes or pleasantries between Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump in their final debate, which moved quickly from a discussion of policy to a flurry of personal attacks. She called him a “puppet” of Russia, he called her “a nasty woman.” While Mr. Trump appeared sharp and steady in the early moments of the debate, his refusal to say he would accept the results of the election and his meandering answers on foreign policy led many commentators and critics to declare that Mrs. Clinton was the clear winner.