Union Boss: I’ve talked second term agenda with president

Richard Trumka says, 'I’ve had conversations with the president, I’ve had conversations with his staff, with his cabinet'

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The White House may be tight-lipped about what a second Obama term would look like, but AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka has his own private insight.

Trumka said he has had conversations with the president and White House staff about the president’s potential second-term agenda, in an interview with the Washington Post’s Peter Wallsten.

PETER WALLSTEN: Have you had specific conversations with President Obama about what his agenda in his second term might be?

RICHARD TRUMKA: We’ve had—I’ve had conversations with the president, I’ve had conversations with his staff, with his cabinet, about things of that sort, yeah.

Trumka said in February that he has daily conversations with the White House.

“I’m at the White House a couple times a week — two or three times a week,” Trumka said. “I have conversations every day with someone in the White House or the administration […] Every day. And that includes weekends, by the way.”

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