President’s Statement on Richard Trumka’s Passing

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AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka
​​​​​AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka

(Aug. 5, 2021)

AFT-Oregon President Jaime Rodriguez issued the following statement:

“Today we mourn the sudden passing of AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka. President Trumka was the son of a miner who rose to the highest level of labor leadership.  He was a dedicated advocate for workers of all sectors. The middle-class, workers and labor have lost a great friend today. I hope we have learned from him that solidarity and the rights-of-workers are not privileged, but must be bargained for annually.  My condolences and prayers go out to the Trumka and labor families.”