Union chief: Trump must choose between Wall Street, workers

By on April 5, 2017


A key labour leader says he fears “the Wall Street wing of the White House” might be hijacking President Donald Trump's campaign promise to protect American workers. (Photo by AFL-CIO (Richard L. Trumka) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)])
A key labour leader says he fears “the Wall Street wing of the White House” might be hijacking President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to protect American workers. (Photo by AFL-CIO (Richard L. Trumka) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)])
WASHINGTON — A key labour leader says he fears “the Wall Street wing of the White House” might be hijacking President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to protect American workers.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says Trump can’t claim to be a champion of U.S. workers when he is rolling back regulations on workplace safety. He is also critical of Trump’s delay of a rule that says financial advisers must act in their clients’ best interests.

Moments before Trumka spoke at the National Press Club on Tuesday, Trump spoke to leaders of building trade unions and repeated his vow to put American workers first. Trumka’s organization represents those and other unions. Trumka says he wishes the president “would talk to more workers.”