August 05, 2021

Manchin Statement On The Death Of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the death of Richard Trumka, President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).
“I am heartbroken to learn of the death of my dear friend Richard Trumka. Rich’s story is the American story – he was the son and grandson of Italian and Polish immigrants and began his career mining coal. He never forgot where he came from. He dedicated the rest of his career to fighting for America’s working men and women. He was a fierce advocate for working people and a truly decent man. Most importantly, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Gayle and I will keep Barbara, Rich Jr. and the many people who loved Rich in our prayers as they mourn this tragic loss.”