Colorado Dems Mourn Loss of Labor Leader Trumka
Denver, CO – The Colorado Democratic Party released the following statement reacting to the news that Richard Trumka, the longtime president of the national AFL-CIO, has passed away at the age of 72.
Morgan Carroll, Chair of the Colorado Democratic Party:
“Today, our country lost one of the strongest and proudest champions for working people and the labor movement. In Richard Trumka, our union brothers and sisters here in Colorado and across the country had a fearless fighter leading them in the struggle for the right to collectively bargain for living wages, safe working conditions, and better benefits. Richard knew more than anyone that unions are critical to a strong, healthy economy, and we at the Colorado Democratic Party mourn his loss and send our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.
“We at the Colorado Democratic Party vow to continue the fight alongside our union brothers and sisters for a better future that uplifts every working family and community, and ensures that workers always have a seat at the table.”