Labor Caucus Responds to the Death of Labor Champion, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Labor Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Steven Horsford (D-NV), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Mark Pocan (D-WI) Linda Sánchez (D-CA), and Tom Suozzi (D-NY) released the following statement in response to the death of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka:
“Today is a sad day for working men and women across the country. Richard Trumka was an outstanding fighter for workers. His hard work enabled more people to work in safer conditions and receive better pay and benefits,” said the Labor Caucus Co-Chairs.
“Few people spend their lives trying to improve the lives of others. Even fewer have the impact that Richard Trumka had. He will be remembered by the millions of union workers and their families across the country who have been positively impacted by his tremendous life’s work. A true giant is gone, but his work will live on through safer working conditions and better pay for workers every single day.”