Building Trade Unions Eye Trump Warily As He Pitches Economic Populist Agenda
Building trade unions eye Trump warily as he pitches economic populist agenda
President Trump delivers remarks at a conference of North America’s Building Trades Unions in D.C. on April 4. (Olivier Douliery/European Pressphoto Agency)Seconds before President Trump took the stage at the annual legislative conference of the building trade unions, a lone “boo” rang out at the mention of his name.
After receiving better-than-expected support from union members for his populist, anti-free-trade message, Trump made a hard pitch to the members of an assortment of union groups most likely to be positively disposed to his message.
“Did you ever think you’d see a president who knows how much …