Patriotic Millionaires Mourns the Passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
“Trumka spent his life fighting to advance the causes of workers’ rights and economic justice”
Washington, DC – Today, Richard Trumka President of the AFL-CIO passed away unexpectedly Morris Pearl, former managing director at Blackrock, Inc., and Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires, issued the following statement in response:
“We all send our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Trumka spent his life fighting to advance the causes of workers’ rights and economic justice which are so important to making our nation stable. From fighting for fair wages for workers to protecting the rights of workers to unionize, President Trumka was on the frontlines of the battle for equity for all workers. Trumka’s leadership in the labor and economic justice movement is deeply heartening. We all should honor Trumka’s legacy and commit to continuing to use our voices to ensure workers’ rights and economic justice are realized across the country.”
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