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.”