Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton attacked Republican challenger Donald Trump Monday at a union protest for Trump’s Las Vegas hotel workers.
Hillary spoke to hundreds of picketers and protesters outside the Trump International Hotel. Members of Culinary Union Local 226 are rallying against the hotel for its refusal to let unions in.
“You have to say no to efforts that prevent you from organizing, to prevent you from having the kind of working conditions you deserve,” Clinton said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “That means saying no to Donald Trump.”
Since announcing his run June 16, the union has spoken out against Trump on numerous occasions. The Culinary Union claims his Las Vegas hotel violated worker labor rights several times. This included the unfair suspension of five employees in 2014 and restricting the right of workers to show union support in 2015.
“I don’t think it’s entertaining when somebody insults immigrants, insults women,” Hillary also noted. “If you are going to run for president, then you should represent all the people of the United States.”
Hillary has had an uneasy relationship with unions throughout her campaign. The most obvious point of contention is her hesitance to oppose the international trade initiative known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The deal was finalized Oct. 5 by President Barack Obama but many within his own party have opposed it. It still needs approval from Congress.
Unions claim the deal will benefit corporations and special interests at the expense of working Americans and the environment. After a long delay, on Oct. 7. Hillary came out against it. The delay, though, did cost her a lot of union support. Her opposition was also met with skepticism by those like Democratic presidential challenger Bernie Sanders.
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