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Arizona’s labor movement mourns the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Fred Yamashita
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This morning, Arizona’s labor movement was saddened to learn of the passing of Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO. President Trumka devoted his life to the betterment of working families across the country and the labor movement as a whole. During a visit to Arizona in 2018, Trumka said “We’re the true American patriots. We’re fearless. We’re strong. We’re powerful. We’re united. We’re rising in solidarity…real solidarity…where your picket line is my picket line, and my picket line is your picket line.” 

To honor the lifetime of dedication from President Trumka, the Arizona AFL-CIO, and the labor movement will continue the fight by pushing forward for workers' rights, for safer work conditions, for higher wages, and true equality in the workplace, and for the passage of the PRO Act.