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Congressman Krishnamoorthi Statement On The Passing Of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

August 5, 2021
Press Release
“Our nation has lost a patriot as well as a man of courage, commitment, and principle – he will be dearly missed.”

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka:

“The loss of Richard Trumka is an enormous one for his family, for the labor movement, for American workers, and for our entire nation. From his time in the mines through his leadership of the United Mine Workers and the AFL-CIO, he never stopped fighting to build a more inclusive America with an economy that worked for everyone, while refusing to leave anyone behind. Richard Trumka’s commitment to making the American Dream a reality for every American was rooted in a fundamental love for our country and the workers he served as well as a fundamental belief in what’s possible through bringing people together. Our nation has lost a patriot as well as a man of courage, commitment, and principle – he will be dearly missed. My thoughts are with the Trumka family in this difficult time.”