AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka speaks during the news conference to oppose the chained Consumer Price Index to cut benefits for Social Security and disabled veterans on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.
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CIO chief Richard Trumka and actress Susan Sarandon attend the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators 50th Anniversary at The Waldorf=Astoria on April 27, 2012 in New York City.
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President Barack Obama (C) waves goodbye after making a statement demanding that Congress to pass extensions of transportation and avaition bills with U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chief Operating Officer David Chavern (L) and AFL-CIO President and member of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Richard Trumka in the Rose Garden August 31, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama called on Congress to move forward in a bipartisan way to pass a clean extension of the Surface Transportation Bill, which expires at the end of September, and a clean extension of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization, which expires in mid-September.
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National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaks during a rally in opposition of the Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's bill that threatens collective bargaining rights February 18, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. Many schools have closed for a third day as teachers didn't come to work and protests were held at the state capitol as legislation slashing collective bargaining rights for public workers stalled in the state senate because of Democrats disappearing to avoid a quorum vote on the measure.