AFL-CIO: Jeb Bush Doesn’t Have the Faintest Idea What It’s Like to Work Hard for a Living

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–July 9, 2015.  Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in response to Jeb Bush’s comments that “people need to work longer hours”

There is always a moment during presidential elections when we get a clear glimpse into who a candidate truly is. Jeb Bush let us know he doesn’t have the faintest idea what it’s like to work hard for a living.

To get that idea, he’s the one who has to work longer – at listening, at having at least a passing connection to reality in America.

American workers don’t need to work longer hours. They need to be paid better for their extremely hard work and long hours they already contribute to our economy.