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Former American labor union leader and attorney that served as President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations from September 16, 2009 until his death. He also served as the president of the Trade Union Advisory Committee.
After receiving his doctorate degree from the Villanova University School of Law in 1974, he began working in labor as a staff attorney with the United Mine Workers of America until 1979.
On February 4, 2018, he made history becoming the first recipient ever to receive the World Peace Prize for Labor Leadership.
How did Richard Trumka die?
Richard Trumka's death was caused by heart attack.
He was 72. Speaking before a White House event Thursday, President Biden said that Trumka died of a heart attack while on a camping trip with family. “He wasn’t just a great labor leader, he was a friend,” Biden said.
|Cause of death||Heart Attack|
|Age of death||72 years|
|Birthday||July 24, 1949|
|Death date||August 5, 2021|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"I say let's go back to a truer use of the word 'freedom.' Let's start with President Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. I would add the freedom to bargain collectively. Those freedoms are under attack today."Richard Trumka
"We're building an independent political program that can run electoral politics and then turn on a dime to hold our leaders to task, in case they suddenly develop that old case of amnesia! We'll be there to remind them what they promised and who they promised to work for!"Richard Trumka
"Take a stand against intolerance and for our American values. Say it with pride: I support democracy in America. I support working people in America. I support opportunity in America. And I support Barack Obama for another four years as president of the United States of America!"Richard Trumka
"Time after time we're told corporations should have freedom from pesky job safety regulations, environmental protections and labor standards - giving working people the freedom to be crushed in collapsing mines, choke on filthy air and get paid too little to live on."Richard Trumka
"I do believe that freedom isn't free - but today the corporate and political right wing is trying to cheapen this truly American value. They've been cynically using the word 'freedom' to rally the American public against its own best interests."Richard Trumka