The business executive Richard Trumka died at the age of 72. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Former American labor union leader and attorney that served as President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations from September 16, 2009 until his death. He also served as the president of the Trade Union Advisory Committee.
He was born in Nemacolin, Pennsylvania to a second-generation Polish-American coal miner named Frank Richard Trumka and an Italian American named Eola Elizabeth. He and his wife were married in 1982, and together they have one son named Richard Jr.
You see, without hard work and responsibility, there is no American Dream. Hard work lays the foundation. Our solidarity makes work pay – for all of us. For the greater good. That’s what our vision of shared prosperity is all about.Richard Trumka
Time after time we’re told corporations should have freedom from pesky job safety regulations, environmental protections and labor standards – giving working people the freedom to be crushed in collapsing mines, choke on filthy air and get paid too little to live on.Richard Trumka
We can support Barack Obama because he’s committed to putting America back to work with good jobs – and he proved it by saving the auto industry.Richard Trumka
What I care about is whether or not a leader will work with America’s working people, whether or not a leader cares about responsibility and honest work and whether or not a leader will fight to keep the American Dream alive.Richard Trumka
We can support President Barack Obama, because he supports us. We can support Barack Obama, because he shares our values and our vision.Richard Trumka