32BJ Mourns AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka
The following statement is attributable to Kyle Bragg, President of 32BJ SEIU, the largest property service workers union in the country:
“Today we mourn the loss of a great labor leader and an advocate for working people across the nation, Richard Trumka.
“Richard was a transformational leader within the labor movement. He spent decades advancing the work of organizing, and took monumental steps to further diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within the AFL-CIO.
“Sadly we know firsthand what it’s like to lose a leader suddenly, with our loss of 32BJ SEIU President Hector Figueroa just a few years ago. I offer my deepest condolences and sympathies to his family, friends and Richard’s brothers and sisters at AFL-CIO.
“Richard Trumka helped to vastly improve the lives of millions of working families. His legacy will live on through the power of the labor movement he leaves behind.”
With over 175,000 members in eleven states and Washington, D.C., 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country.