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Statement on the Election of Donald Trump as President

Washington, D.C. (November 9, 2016) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement on the election results:

The men and women of LIUNA stand ready, able and willing to work with President-elect Trump to move an agenda that works for working families everywhere. The election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States should be a wake-up call to Washington and quite frankly the country. The results convey a deep concern by many with the direction our country is headed and emphasizes the need to make our economy work for middle-class Americans.

LIUNA will continue to defend the founding principles of our nation and our union to ensure that regardless of race, heritage, or gender every working woman and man has an equal opportunity to succeed and prosper in the greatest country in the world.

The strong, proud, and united members of LIUNA will not be deterred in our efforts to fight for an aggressive agenda to increase infrastructure investment, define smart energy policy, defend prevailing wages, repeal the Cadillac tax, enact pension reform, protect Federal employees, enact meaningful postal reform, and win comprehensive immigration reform.

While the election is over, LIUNA members will continue to mobilize, energize, and activate for good working-class union jobs and to protect our fundamental right to a union.