August 5, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Travis Reuther, firstname.lastname@example.org
Statement: The TWU Mourns the Loss of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
Following the news of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka’s passing, this statement should be attributed to Transport Workers Union President John Samuelsen:
“The thoughts of TWU members today are with the family and loved ones of Richard Trumka. We all mourn his loss. Rich dedicated his life to making sure that America’s workers had a strong, unified, and just voice – both on the job and in our democracy. Throughout his decades-long career in the labor movement, he showed us how to fight fiercely for workers’ rights and how to hold the bosses accountable.
“His memory should inspire all of us to never back down or lose faith, and to continue fighting so that every worker can have better opportunities for advancement, a safer and more economically secure job, and a better life for their family.”
The TWU represents more than 150,000 members across the airline, railroad, transit, universities, utilities, and services sectors.