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Services for AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka

11 Aug, 2021
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Services for AFL-CIO President Trumka will be livestreamed on Thursday, August 12, starting at 10 a.m. CT at

The Wisconsin labor movement continues to mourn our friend and leader, AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka. Read Richard L. Trumka, Sr. full obituary here.

On Thursday, August 12, at 10:00 a.m. central time, President Trumka's family and friends will hold a private service for him in Pennsylvania. If you would like to watch, the national AFL-CIO will be livestreaming the service at or Please feel free to join.

On Saturday, August 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. eastern time, President Trumka will lie in repose at AFL-CIO headquarters, at the building he loved, at 815 Black Lives Matter Plaza (16th St. NW), Washington, D.C. You are most welcome to come and pay your respects as he visits the House of Labor one last time. All safety protocols will be strictly enforced, including mask requirements and social distancing.

The AFL-CIO also will hold a public memorial service for President Trumka at a later date with details forthcoming.

You can share personal condolences and tributes in memory of Richard L. Trumka at the AFL-CIO tribute page. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Penn State’s Scholarship Fund, which was started in Richard Trumka’s memory. The memo should reference: ‘Trumka Family Trustee Scholarship/ SCBTK’. The donation can be mailed to: Penn State Donor and Member Services, 2583 Gateway Drive, Suite 130, Bristol Place One, State College, PA 16801.

As Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Bloomingdale stated, “we are grateful for President Richard Trumka’s many decades of leadership and heartfelt solidarity to his fellow workers. His fight to give working people in Wisconsin and beyond a voice in our workplaces will continue. As we pause to salute one of our struggle’s true heroes, we will honor his memory by continuing the work to which he dedicated his life."