Coalition of Black Trade Unionist President Terrence Melvin issued the following statement upon learning of the death of President Richard Trumka:
We are shocked and deeply saddened to have learned today of the passing of Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO. The 50 years of service to the Labor Movement, there was no one more tenacious in fighting for what he believed in; improving the lives of working people.
CBTU honors and sends it deepest condolences to his family, his union family, everyone at the AFL-CIO, and his many friends and admirers.
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