Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy issued the following statement on the death of national AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka:
“Minnesota’s Labor Movement and working people across the nation lost a leader, an advocate, a friend, and a union brother today. A third generation Pennsylvania coal miner, Rich Trumka never forgot where he came from and devoted his life to improving the lives of all working Americans.
“During his time in office, President Trumka led the Labor Movement through some of the greatest challenges in our history and we’re all stronger thanks to his leadership.
“The thoughts and prayers of Minnesota’s Labor Movement are with President Trumka’s family, friends, and colleagues today. We mourn the passing of our leader and recommit ourselves to strengthening the Labor Movement that Rich Trumka loved so much.”