MIL-OSI USA: Statement of Sen. Warner on the Passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka


US Senate News:

Source: United States Senator for Commonwealth of Virginia Mark R Warner
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement on the passing of AFL-CIO President and longtime labor leader, Richard Trumka:
“I’m shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. From when we met more than 20 years ago, to our last conversation just last month, I have always known Rich to be someone who is dedicated to empowering the very workers who make up the fabric of our nation. His story was one of the true American dream. His career protected many in Virginia, including our coalminers, whom he served for over 13 years as President of the United Mine Workers of America. Through his relentless advocacy, he helped improve the lives of many Americans, and I’m grateful for his lifelong leadership and passion. My heart goes out to his family, colleagues, and friends during this difficult time.”