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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said the group would not endorse any 2016 Democratic candidate who continued President Obama's economic policies. (associated press)

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that having millions of illegal aliens living in the shadows and haunted by fear of deportation makes them vulnerable to exploitation by employers. "Those undocumented workers are used to drive down wages for every American" and have created "a major drag on our economy." (Associated Press)

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**FILE** American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) President Richard Trumka addresses members during the group's quadrennial convention at Los Angeles Convention Center on Sept. 9, 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) President Richard Trumka addresses members during the group's quadrennial convention at Los Angeles Convention Center on Sept. 9, 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** President Obama stands Aug. 4, 2010, with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka after he spoke about jobs and the economy at the AFL-CIO Executive Council in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** President Obama stands Aug. 4, 2010, with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka after he spoke about jobs and the economy at the AFL-CIO Executive Council in Washington. (Associated Press)

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, seen here in August 2010 introducing President Obama for a Washingon speech to the labor federation's executive council, said Tuesday that all 57 affiliates of the AFL-CIO voted to support Mr. Obama's bid to win a second term with money and manpower. (Associated Press)

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President Obama greets Hector Sealey (center), safety director for Ft. Myer Construction Corporation, and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (right) after speaking at the White House on Aug. 31, 2011, to urge Congress to pass a federal highway bill. (Associated Press)

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who was at the White House for a meeting with President Obama in October, said the South Korea free-trade deal reached last week does not go far enough to protect American jobs. (Associated Press)

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President Obama is introduced by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka before he spoke about jobs and the economy during an address before the AFL-CIO Executive Council in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)