AFL-CIO’s Trumka Rallies UFCW Strikers: Picket lines are a ‘sacred thing’

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka rallies Shop & Stop strikers in New Haven, CT on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Image via YouTube.

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka was in front of a Stop & Shop in Connecticut to rally UFCW strikers on Wednesday. Here’s what he said:

NEW HAVEN, CT—Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO, was in New Haven on Wednesday to rally Stop & Shop strikers.

“We have your back today, tomorrow, for as long as it takes to get you a fair contract,” Trumka told a crowd of about 100, noting he represented 55 unions and 12.5 million members.

Trumka was joined by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and state Treasurer Shawn Wooden—all Democrats—as well as other union officials.

Read more at the New Haven Register.


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