ITC Statement on Passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

August 5, 2021 ITC Admin

ITC Statement on Passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

President Trumka devoted his life to working people, as the voice of America’s labor movement.

AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka at The Monitor Breakfast in 2018.

Washington, DC – The AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation (ITC) joins the entire labor movement in mourning the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka. President Trumka Richard Trumkadedicated his life to working people and knew firsthand what a good union job could mean to a family. President Trumka worked tirelessly to further the values of the labor movement and understood the importance of harnessing workers’ power for change.

“President Trumka led the AFL-CIO with intensity, compassion and ferocity. He woke up every day committed to making a difference in the lives of millions of working Americans. His passion extended to his support of the AFL-CIO’s branded investment products—a legacy which we are dedicated to carrying on in his memory,” said Randy Kinder, President, AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation. “I am proud to have called him a mentor and a friend.”

The ITC extends its sincere condolences to President Trumka’s family and friends, including his AFL-CIO family.

To learn more about President Trumka’s life and career, please click here.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that you consider donating to the Trumka Family Trustee Scholarship at President Trumka’s alma mater, Penn State.

Donations can be made online at, or via check to:

The Pennsylvania State University (note in memo line: Trumka Family Trustee Scholarship/SCBTK)
Penn State Donor and Member Services
2583 Gateway Dr., Suite 130, Bristol Place One 
State College, PA 16801

(Should you need it, Penn State Tax ID number: 24-6000376)