AFL-CIO Boss Unleashed: Trumka on Capitalism, Climate Change & More…

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka at the Economic Club of Washington, April 23, 2019. Image Credit: Economic Club of Washington

On Tuesday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka spoke at the Economic Club of Washington on a wide variety of topics. Here is his talk in full…

WASHINGTON, DC—On Tuesday, the nation’s most powerful union leader, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, spoke on a wide variety of topics to the Economic Club of Washington.

Trumka, a former president of the United Mine Workers of America, was elected to the (now) 55-union federation known as the AFL-CIO as secretary-treasurer in 1995, and held that post until 2009, when he was elected president.

During his talk, Trumka spoke about the Democratic party’s agenda, climate change—including labor’s dismissal of the “Green New Deal”—and capitalism.




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