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Labor Legend National President AFL-CIO Richard Trumka Passes Away
Updated On: Aug 05, 2021
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is pictured April 4, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo

Labor Legend Trumka Passes Away

Statement from AFL-CIO Communications Director Tim Schlittner on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: 

“The labor movement, the AFL-CIO and the nation lost a legend today. Rich Trumka devoted his life to working people, from his early days as president of the United Mine Workers of America to his unparalleled leadership as the voice of America’s labor movement. He was a relentless champion of workers’ rights, workplace safety, worker-centered trade, democracy and so much more. He was also a devoted father, grandfather, husband, brother, coach, colleague and friend. Rich was loved and beloved. Today, the 56 unions and 12.5 million members of the AFL-CIO mourn the passing of our fearless leader and commit to honoring his legacy with action. Standing on Rich’s shoulders, we will pour everything we have into building an economy, society and democracy that lifts up every working family and community.”


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Minneapolis Area Local 125
1234 4th St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
  612-623-0677

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