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Richard Trumka's Profile

AFL-CIO President representing more than 12 million workers promoting workplace rights, a voice on the job and economic fairness for all working people.

Diaries published: 16 (146 days since last diary on Wed Jan 07, 2015 at 05:15 AM PST)

Comments posted: 35 (146 days since last comment on Wed Jan 07, 2015 at 05:40 AM PST)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 2325

Total Comment Ratings: 0

Most Recommended Diary: Tell Congress: No Benefit Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, 121 comments, 346 recommends

People Following Richard Trumka: 75

Richard Trumka's Most Recent Diaries:

What’s wrong with our economy? People are more productive than ever, yet they don’t see their hard work reflected in their paychecks. Wages aren’t rising. We hear time and time again it is ...
by Richard Trumka
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Jan 07, 2015 at 05:15 AM PST with 33 Recommends
Earlier this month, I strayed from my usual convention speech at the Missouri AFL-CIO Convention in St. Louis . You see, it was time for us in the labor movement to talk about Michael Brown’s ...
by Richard Trumka
Comment Count 85 comments on Tue Sep 30, 2014 at 09:50 AM PDT with 263 Recommends
What work is more important than caring for those who are elderly, sick or dying? It’s hard work bathing people who can’t bathe themselves, cooking and cleaning, helping people get dressed and ...
by Richard Trumka
Comment Count 28 comments on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 11:27 AM PDT with 142 Recommends
What kind of movement do working people need to build a better future? What changes should labor make? Those are some of the questions I posed to you two months ago—and Daily Kos readers and ...
by Richard Trumka
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 10:52 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
In 2010, after his Illinois printing company was bought by a private equity firm, Marcus Hedger was illegally fired for his union activities as a shop steward for the Graphic Communications ...
by Richard Trumka
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue May 21, 2013 at 10:51 AM PDT with 111 Recommends
Future of Work, Unions? Let’s Talk. Many of you know that I grew up in the small coal mining town of Nemacolin, Pa. I worked in the mines while I went to college, got a law degree and got my ...
by Richard Trumka
Comment Count 167 comments on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:49 AM PDT with 181 Recommends

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