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Richard Louis Trumka Esq.

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January 2011: 'Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, sent out an e-mail Monday night that also seemed to be aimed at prominent Republicans. "When there's talk of 'target lists' illustrated by gun sights," he wrote, "when there's talk of 'Second Amendment remedies' for political problems, when vitriol has gone as far as it did in the recent election season, it must be condemned as dangerous and unacceptable by leaders and citizens across the political spectrum."'

April 2010: '"This incident isn't just a matter of happenstance, but rather the inevitable result of a profit-driven system and reckless corporate conduct," Richard L. Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO and former head of the United Mine Workers of America, said Tuesday. "Many mining companies have given too little attention to safety over the years and too much to the bottom line." He pointed to Massey's safety violations and its failure to pay many of those fines while contesting them.'


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) AFL-CIO Organization Apr 8, 2010
Student/Trainee (past or present) Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) - College Park Organization Sep 7, 2009
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Organization Sep 7, 2009
Student/Trainee (past or present) Villanova University Organization Sep 7, 2009
Successor to John J. Sweeney Person Sep 7, 2009

Articles and Resources

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Jan 11, 2011 Tucson shootings don't quell debate over political rhetoric

QUOTE: Across the ideological spectrum, officials and activists agreed after Saturday's Tucson killings that it was time to soften the harsh edges of America's raucous national dialogue. But by Monday, a bitter debate had erupted over how to do it - and on whose terms.

Washington Post
Apr 07, 2010 West Virginia mine has been cited for myriad safety violations

QUOTE: The West Virginia mine where at least 25 workers died Monday in an explosion was written up more than 50 times last month for safety violations. Twelve of the citations involved problems with ventilating the mine and preventing a buildup of deadly methane.

Washington Post