Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Women’s March on Washington:
The AFL-CIO is proud to support the Women’s March on Washington. Thousands of our 12.5 million members—women and men alike—will come together this weekend to stand up for gender justice, equality and opportunity for all.
The incoming Administration and Congress—both in words and actions—pose a serious threat to these core labor values. So we are mobilizing for an economy that works for all of us, including strong unions, equal pay and health care for all, and renewing our pledge for women’s rights, just immigration and racial justice.
Working people know this is not the time to retreat. Women’s rights are workers’ rights. We are ready to march, fight and win.
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