Unions and America are better off than they were when Obama took office, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO told CNBC’s "Closing Bell."
Trumka expects a major recession should Mitt Romney prevail in November. Romney’s “policies are to go back to George Bush’s policies — to give more tax breaks to the rich, to regulate Wall Street and everything else,” Trumka claimed in an interview on Tuesday.
Trumka also called the Republican platform “a vicious attack on workers.” He called it “the most anti-worker, anti-union platform of any party in the history of the United States.” (Read More: Democrats Play Defense as Convention Opens.)
Trumka said the GOP wants to do away with all the things workers depend on, including collective bargaining rights.
Under Obama, Trumka said the country is better off than it was when he was elected. (Read More:Obama Poised to Lay Out His Vision.)