Wednesday, June 24, 2009

APWU Endorses Trumka for AFL-CIO President

APWU Web News Article #070-09, June 19, 2009

The APWU National Executive Board has endorsed Richard Trumka for president of the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest labor federation. The current president, John Sweeney, will not seek re-election. Trumka has served as the organization’s secretary-treasurer since 1995.

“Rich Trumka will bring the new ideas and energy that are needed to revitalize the labor movement,” said APWU President William Burrus. “He will be a fresh voice advocating for the interests of working people on the national stage.”

The election will take place in September at the AFL-CIO convention in Pittsburgh.

“Trumka has the intelligence and commitment to be a dynamic leader,” said APWU Secretary-Treasurer Terry Stapleton. “We believe he will be an outstanding AFL-CIO president.”

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