I’m deeply saddened by the tragic and sudden passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Working families across our nation have lost a fierce advocate, one who never shied away from standing up for what was right and who worked every single day to improve the lives of millions of hard-working Americans. His legacy as a champion of working people will live on and I will do all I can to keep up the fight for working families in his honor. My deepest condolences go to his wife, Barbara, and their son, Rich Jr., during this time.
U.S. SEN. TAMMY DUCKWORTH (D-Ill.)