Richard L. Trumka

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Richard L. Trumka has (since 2009) been the President of the AFL-CIO (prior to this he was their Secretary-Treasurer) and of the Solidarity Center.

"Richard L. Trumka was elected to the office of secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO on October 25, 1995, becoming the youngest secretary-treasurer in AFL-CIO history. At the time of his election, he was serving his third term as president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA). The Nemacolin, Pennsylvania native was elected to the AFL-CIO Executive Council in 1989, as the UMWA reaffiliated with the federation, and chaired its Strategic Approaches and Energy Committees. He also served on the Executive Board of the federation's Industrial Union, Maritime Trades and Transportation Trades departments. Mr. Trumka received a graduate degree from Villanova Law School, after completing his undergraduate studies at Penn State University." [1]


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  1. Working for America Institute Board, organizational web page, accessed April 18, 2012.
  2. Directors, Economic Policy Institute, accessed September 29, 2009.