AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka will speak on “The Future of Work and Unions” at the Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 annual meeting of the Battle of Homestead Foundation.
One of the nation’s most forceful and articulate advocates for progressive labor policies and inclusive economic growth, Mr. Trumka has served as president of the 14 million-member AFL-CIO since 2009 following an earlier 13-year tenure as president of the United Mine Workers of America.
* The 6:30-8:30 p.m. online event is admission-free and open to the public.
Attendees must register at https://tinyurl.com/y3nhhotj to receive a Zoom admission link.
“Our Foundation programs over the last year have explored new pathways for workers struggling to navigate the post-pandemic economy, says John Haer, Battle of Homestead Foundation president.
“Richard Trumka and the AFL-CIO have been at the forefront of addressing technology-driven changes in the workplace, including job loss, for decades. Now the pandemic is bringing these issues into urgent focus.”
The same issues at the core of the historic Homestead Steel Strike in 1892 are very much with us today, notes Haer.
“It is part of our Foundation mission to bring these issues and possible solutions to wider public attention. We are thrilled to welcome Richard Trumka and his timely insights into how to best equip working people for the work of the future.”
NOTE: The Annual Meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. following a half-hour social time starting at 6:30 p.m. A complete agenda will be available prior to the meeting.