Rod DuChemin, AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) Director of Labor Relations.
Washington, DC – The AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation joins the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust and the entire labor movement in acknowledging the passing of Rod DuChemin on May 14, 2021 at the age of 81. Mr. DuChemin was a card-carrying member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) for 66 years. After many years of service to the BAC, Rod came to work for the AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation’s predecessor in 1994 and spent more than 25 years serving the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust, ensuring that the fund’s 100% union labor policy was upheld at each of its properties around the country.
Mr. DuChemin’s passion for trade unionism, his dedication to the BAC and his enthusiasm for his work established him as the face of the BIT and a champion for the AFL-CIO’s investment program.
“Rod spent his entire career fighting for working people and strengthening the labor movement. I am proud to have called him a role model, a mentor and a friend,” said Randy Kinder, President of the AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation. “We join the HIT, the AFL-CIO and the entire labor movement in mourning Rod’s passing. His family should take great pride in the legacy he has left behind.”
A more detailed tribute to Rod can be found on the HIT’s website by clicking here.