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Saturday, September 30, 2017

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Pres. Trump’s Puerto Rico Comments

WASHINGTON — 

Lee Saunders, president of the 1.6 million-member American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s tweets on Puerto Rico relief efforts:

“The president’s tweets this morning dishonor the thousands of Puerto Rican public service workers who are tirelessly trying to save their communities, even though many have no water, electricity or phone service themselves. President Trump has proven once again that he has no respect for the everyday heroes who go above and beyond to save their neighbors and communities.”

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