BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – The national president of the AFL-CIO met with union leaders in Boardman on Wednesday as part of a get-out-the-vote effort.
Union President Richard Trumka met with local leaders at Yankee Kitchen on Market Street. He was joined by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) in a round-table discussion.
The AFL-CIO represents more than 12 million union members across the country.
Trumka said the labor vote is more important than ever before.
“We will probably be one out of five votes in the state of Ohio. Nationwide, we’ll have a larger percentage of votes than our numbers would indicate, because our people tend to vote higher than the general public does,” Trumka said.
He the organization is also trying to rally working-class people who aren’t members of unions to go vote.
The union has endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president.
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