Press Release

Remembering Our Brother and Labor Leader, Richard Trumka

[Washington, D.C.] August 5, 2021 - Today our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of AFL-CIO President, our Brother Richard Trumka. 

Son and grandson of Italian and Polish immigrants, Brother Trumka began his career mining coal. He was a third-generation miner, and he never forgot where he came from. An unstoppable champion for working families, he dedicated his life to the labor movement, working tirelessly to make the lives of all workers better.

BAC President Tim Driscoll says, “Throughout every major fight that labor has waged in recent decades, his strong voice and steadfast leadership encouraged and inspired millions of Americans. His leadership and vision have ensured that the AFL-CIO remains the leading voice in fighting for workers across our country. We must honor that legacy by continuing that fight.” 


The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers represents 75,000 skilled masonry-trowel trades craftworkers providing essential construction services across the United States and Canada.