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Union Members Are Supporting Donald Trump Despite Unions Endorsing Joe Biden

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Rank-and-file union members in swing states have remained steadfast in their support for President Donald Trump, according to local labor leaders in key Midwestern states.

Although almost every major union has endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for president, they have been dismayed by their members’ support for Trump, Politico reported. Trump won many union households in 2016, a voting block that largely hadn’t supported Republican presidential nominees before.

“We haven’t moved the needle here,” Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Mike Knisley told Politico. “Even if given all the information that’s been put out there, all the facts — just pick an issue that the president has had his hands in — it doesn’t make a difference.”

He added, “The biggest argument that I have from our membership is that this isn’t a blue-collar, working-class Democratic Party that my dad or mom was in. It’s morphed into something different.”

An internal North America’s Building Trades Unions poll showed members supporting Biden slightly over Trump with a 48% to 47% lead, according to Politico. (RELATED: ‘Campaign Against Working Families’: Three Major Unions Sue Michigan Over New Labor Laws)

“He has a very, very, very solid foundation of our members,” International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Vice President James Williams said, Politico reported.

Large unions who have officially endorsed Biden include the National Education Association, the Service Employees International Union and the International Brotherhood of Team… (Read more)

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