STATEMENT FROM 1199SEIU PRESIDENT GEORGE GRESHAM ON THE DEATH OF RICHARD TRUMKAAugust 6, 2021
“1199SEIU mourns the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. We send our deepest condolences to his loved ones. President Trumka was a third generation mine worker who dedicated his life to the labor movement. We honor him and his lifelong fight for dignity and respect for all working people.
In the immortal words of Mother Jones, the coal miners’ angel, “Don’t mourn, organize.”
Rest in peace, President Trumka.