Trumka Re-Elected, Touts Unity at AFL-CIO Convention (Corrected)

Oct. 23, 2017, 10:55 AM

The anti-labor laws cropping up in states throughout the U.S. will become irrelevant as the labor movement reinforces its unified front moving forward, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka told reporters yesterday.

“You’re going to see a unity among the labor movement that you haven’t in decades,” Trumka said in a media briefing ahead of the start of the labor federation’s 28th constitutional convention.

Later in the day, delegates re-elected Trumka to a third term. He ran unopposed.

The convention’s theme of Join, Fight, Win Together was repeated throughout the first day of the event. Union leaders called for solidarity moving forward ...

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