Tag: Richard Trumka

Statement of UAW President Ray Curry on Death of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

To his dying day, Richard Trumka understood working men and women in this country are indispensable and are the engine that drives our economy and our communities. It is with great sadness, having met with him as recently as Monday, to hear the news of this tragic loss of a great champion of the labor movement and social justice. Anyone who knew him, knew he was a tireless fighter of workers’ rights and human rights. The arc of history will remember this great man as a beacon of light during this trying time for working men and women. Our hearts ... Read more

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: We are Not Staying Still!

The labor movement isn’t content to merely survive in an era when anti-union lawmakers control both chambers of Congress – we’re moving forward, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told delegates at the 2018 UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Conference in Washington, D.C. “It’s time to drop our shield, pick up our sword and go on offense for a while,” Trumka said. Trumka added that it was time to aggressively push our agenda in Washington, including protecting pensions, Medicare, Medicaid. Social Security, rebuilding infrastructure and protecting our water from becoming poisoned like it did in Flint, Michigan. “These investments will pay dividends ... Read more