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Richard Trumka Tribute - American System TV

“...of the leaders of the AFL-CIO since the second world war, Trumka has been one of the very best and that doesn't translate automatically into success or organizing or even winning huge strikes partly because the Carter spirit has been powerful in the democratic party and there's a lack of understanding why you need organized labor.”


Richard Louis Trumka was President of the AFL–CIO from 2009 until his death on August 5, 2021. He served as president of the United Mine Workers from 1982 to 1995, and then was secretary-general of the AFL-CIO from 1995 to 2009.


The American System network gave a tribute to Trumka on their August 5th program while highlighting the failure of the Democratic Party to sufficiently support organized labor. This segment was produced by Empathy Media Lab.


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