Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Press Release

Statement on Passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka


By - Aug 5th, 2021 01:20 pm

MADISON Wis. — Democratic Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Nellie Sires released the following statement on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka:

“Today Wisconsin Democrats mourn the loss of a giant. Richard Trumka was a champion for working families here in Wisconsin and across the nation. A third-generation coal miner, Trumka understood that good union jobs are the backbone that built America’s middle class. A born fighter, he went to bat for workers every day of his career, and he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Wisconsin families in the fight against Scott Walker’s disgraceful anti-worker policies. We have all been bettered by his work, and his memory will live on in our own work to advance the dignity of working people.”

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