Richard Trumka Articles

Trumka: 'Scott Walker Is a National Disgrace'

11:42 AM, Jul 13, 2015

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is announcing that he's running for president today. Because of Walker's anti-Union reputation, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka made sure to weigh in.

But the labor leader got straight to his point."Scott Walker is a national disgrace," Trumka's full statement reads.

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Sticking With the Unions

11:00 PM, Sep 20, 2013

Given that mine is the dismal science, it is my role to cool the exuberance of investors at the news that the Fed will continue to print money rather than taper, with a bit of news that should worry them--the possible revival of the trade unions, long a fading force in the private sector.

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At Union Rally, DNC Chair and Labor Chief Launch Broadside Against Paul Ryan

Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Richard Trumka weigh in.
12:57 PM, Aug 11, 2012

Speaking at the Workers Stand for America union rally in Philadelphia today, Democratic National Committee chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz wasted no time attacking newly announced Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. 

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Unions Ready Shadow Convention

6:26 PM, Aug 09, 2012

Three weeks before the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, union leaders are investing a significant amount of time and money on a “shadow convention” for organized workers, which will be held August 11 in Philadelphia, and called the Workers Stand for America rally. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers will donate $1 million, and “picking up a lot of the tab,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Union Chief on Donating to Dems: 'Of Course It Was Worth It'

Trumka cites auto bailouts, health care law.
10:00 AM, Aug 09, 2012

The president of the largest trade union federation in the country told reporters Thursday morning that the union money donated to Democrats in the 2008 election was "worth it."

At a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, THE WEEKLY STANDARD asked AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka if the approximately $1.2 million his organization donated to political campaigns benefitting Barack Obama and Democrats in 2008 was worth it.

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Trumka Bellows: 'Government Action Is the Only Way to Create Jobs Right Now'

3:01 PM, Oct 04, 2011

AFL-CIO president had a message for leftist activists today in Washington, D.C.: "We’ll make government create jobs, because government action is the only way to create jobs right now."

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AFL-CIO Head Richard Trumka's 9/11 Message

So much for civility and patriotism.
4:19 PM, Sep 09, 2011

The AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka, a man not known for his grasp of nuance, just released the following statement to commemorate 9/11:

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Immelt, Trumka to Join First Lady at Jobs Speech

2:01 PM, Sep 08, 2011

The White House has released the list of those who will be sitting in the first lady's box tonight during President Obama's jobs address in Congress. Among the Obamas' guests will be several business leaders and politicians, including some very close friends of the president, and others from around the country.

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Trumka: Unions Thriving in Wisconsin!

11:51 AM, Aug 25, 2011


Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, said today that unions are not deterred at all by their failure to overturn Wisconsin governor Scott Walker's law curbing public employee unions' power through recent state supreme court and state senate elections.

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Organized Labor No Longer Just Backing Democrats?

8:55 AM, May 20, 2011

Organized labor makes up 12 of the top 20 political donors in the last 20 years and nearly all of that money has gone to Democrats. Labor leaders have also been less than subtle in their criticisms of Republicans over the years.

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