Richard Trumka

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
2020 AFGE Legislative Conference - Monday (49522348587) (cropped).jpg

Richard Louis Trumka (July 24, 1949 – August 5, 2021)[1][2][3] was an American lawyer and organized labor leader. He was President of the AFL–CIO from 2009 until his death.[4][5] He was the secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO from 1995 to 2009. He was president of the United Mine Workers from 1982 to 1995. He was born in Nemacolin, Pennsylvania.

Trumka died on August 5, 2021 from a heart attack in Washington, D.C., aged 72.[6][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Who's Who in America. 62nd ed. New Providence, N.J.: Marquis Who's Who, 2007. ISBN 978-0-8379-7011-0
  2. Rainey, Rebecca (August 5, 2021). "AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka dead at 72, sources say". POLITICO. Retrieved August 5, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. Mangan, Leslie; Josephs, Dan (August 5, 2021). "Richard Trumka, head of AFL-CIO union federation, dies at 72". CNBC. Retrieved August 5, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. Greenhouse, Steven (September 16, 2009). "Promising a New Day, Again". The New York Times. NYTimes.com. p. B1. Archived from the original on July 29, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
  5. Greenhouse, Steven (September 13, 2009). "Labor Leader Is Stepping Down Both Proud and Frustrated". The New York Times. NYTimes.com. p. A32. Archived from the original on July 29, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
  6. Finn, Teaganne; Allen, Jonathan (August 5, 2021). "AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, a leader for labor rights in Washington, dies at 72". NBC News. Retrieved August 5, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. Shepardson, David; Brice, Makini (August 5, 2021). "AFL-CIO President Trumka, prominent U.S. labor leader, dies". Reuters. Retrieved August 5, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)