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Why You Must Really Get Behind Hillary, Now

It is no exaggeration to say the fate of labor, the nation and the world are at stake.
 

November is around the corner. 
 
And there is a turkey in your future – his name is Donald Trump.
 
That’s funny (or at least was meant to be), but the prospect of President Trump is anything but amusing. And the possibility becomes more possible every day. As I write this, national polls show Trump trailing Clinton by only 2 percentage points. And he leads in key battleground states Florida and Ohio.
 
This is very frightening, and potentially disastrous for union members and working families alike.
 
This isn’t about a Democrat versus a Republican – this is about the life and death of the labor movement. A Trump presidency combined with a Republican congress means the very existence of our union, and the collective bargaining strength we possess – is in danger.
 
Just look at his history. He has overworked and underpaid his own workers, claiming he did “nothing wrong” by forcing illegal Polish construction workers to labor for $4 and $5 dollars an hour on his buildings.

This isn’t about a Democrat versus a Republican – this is about the life and death of the labor movement. A Trump presidency combined with a Republican congress means the very existence of our union, and the collective bargaining strength we possess – is in danger.

 
He said “there is nothing wrong with a low minimum wage,” and if women want equal pay, they simply need to do “as good a job” as the men, or they deserve less.
 
He thinks our wages are “too high,” and take too much from company profits.
 
This is a dangerous man. His hostility to union members is well documented, and as president he would be in a unique position to harm and even destroy our ability to collectively bargain.
 
How? President Trump would have at least two appointments to the Supreme Court. The same Supreme Court that failed to outlaw public employee unions by one vote this year. If Trump is elected, they certainly will succeed in destroying public employee unions, and come after us next.
 
We cannot allow this to happen.
 
There is only one way we can defeat this man and the threat he poses to our very livelihood. 
 
That is to not only get out to vote, but to make sure our family members are registered to vote, and to volunteer our time (limited as it is) to helping elect members of our team, like Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, and other Democrats dedicated to protecting working families.
 
This is an historic election. Years from now, we will look back either with relief that we worked to our absolute limit to elect Hillary Clinton, or clutch our meager paychecks wondering why we didn’t do more when we had the chance.