Trump meets with top labor leader

Trump meets with top labor leader
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMilitary personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has total of 20 patients: report Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders MORE met with top labor leader Richard Trumka on Friday. 

Transition spokesman Sean Spicer announced the meeting with the AFL-CIO president during the daily call with reporters but didn't include any additional information.

Trumka entered Trump Tower at around 10:30 a.m. and left around noon. He told reporters it was a "very productive" meeting and that they spoke about "a lot of issues." On Twitter, he also called their conversation "very honest." 

Trump and his team have sought to reach out to labor groups since elected, believing they've been ignored by Democrats and are ripe for the picking.

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Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFormer Obama adviser Plouffe predicts 'historical level' of turnout by Trump supporters Poll: More Republican voters think party is more united than Democratic voters Whoopi Goldberg presses Sanders: 'Why are you still in the race?' MORE beat Trump among union households by only 8 percentage points, according to exit polls — well below President Obama's 18-point lead over GOP nominee Mitt Romney in such households in 2012.

Since his election, Trump has pressured companies into keeping jobs in America instead of outsourcing, personally criticizing an Indiana local union head for not doing enough to preserve jobs in his state. 

Trumka blasted Trump during the presidential campaign, calling him an "anti-American bigot" in March. But while he declared he was ready to work with Trump and his new administration in a post-election statement, he's remained critical of what he sees as Trump's go-at-it-alone approach.