This is an opinion piece from Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.
Trumka appeared on Yahoo's Finance All Markets Summit on November 13.
There was plenty of punditry plastered across cable news last week. But, as the dust settles, there is one story that has come to define this election: working people standing together to make a difference. The labor movement unleashed an unprecedented political program this year. Across the country, union members made the difference, fighting for our issues, for union candidates and for our proven allies.
Over the last few months, we knocked on more than 2.3 million doors and distributed 5 million fliers at more than 4,600 worksites. That represents millions of conversations between fellow union members, talking earnestly about the opportunity we embraced in this election — a chance to stand up and demand the fairer economy and more just society that we deserve.
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