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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:59 PM

Lack of Support Among Union Members for Democrats [View all]

I spent about six years of my life as a Union worker in the South. A big problem that Hillary Clinton had, especially in my neck of the woods, is that a number of the union workers that would normally support a Democratic candidate supported Trump. I saw that happen among my co-workers and colleges. Many of them are now cold to Trump, but are still not receptive to the Democratic opposition. My real question is "why"?

There's something that many of them want that is not just a 15 dollar minimum wage. I know that's popular in Southern Unions, because most of them make between 12 to 16 dollars an hour, but in areas like Michigan and Wisconsin where union workers are making more then 15 dollars an hour, it is not receptive.

How do we bring these workers back into the fold?

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