Richard Trumka : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death

Richard Trumka was an American attorney and organized labor leader know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death

Richard Trumka : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death
Richard Trumka
  Bio
Name Richard Trumka
Birthdate ( Age) 24 July 1949
Place of Birth Nemacolin, Pennsylvania, United States
Died 5 August 2021
Nationality American
Marital Status  Married
Wife/Partner Barbara Vidovich (m. 1982–2021)
Children Not Known
Parent Frank Richard TrumkaEola Elizabeth Bertugli Trumka
Profession American attorney and organized labor leader
Net Worth $2 million - $5 million
Last Update August 2021

Richard Louis Trumka was an American attorney and organized labor leader. He was elected president of the AFL–CIO on September 16, 2009, at the federation's convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

He served as the secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO from 1995 to 2009, and prior to that was president of the United Mine Workers from 1982 to 1995. Trumka was named one of Esquire Magazine's Americans of the Year in 2011.Trumka died unexpectedly on August 5, 2021.The cause of death was believed to be a heart attack.

Early Life and Family

Trumka was born in Nemacolin, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, to an Italian American mother,Eola Elizabeth (née Bertugli), and a second-generation Polish American father, coal miner Frank Richard Trumka. He went to work in the mines in 1968.He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1971 and a Juris Doctor from the Villanova University School of Law in 1974.

Richard Trumka Wife

Trumka married Barbara in 1982. They had one son.He was a Roman Catholic.There is not much information available on social media about his personal life.

Richard Trumka Net Worth

Richard Louis Trumka was an American attorney and organized labor leader who has an estimated Net Worth of $2 million - $5 million in 2021.

Professional Career

From 1974 to 1979, Trumka was a staff attorney with the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) at their headquarters in Washington, D.C.He was elected to the board of directors of UMWA District 4 in 1981 and became president of the UMWA in 1982.While President of the UMWA, Trumka led a successful nine-month strike against the Pittston Coal Company in 1989, which became a symbol of resistance against employer cutbacks and retrenchment for the entire labor movement.

A major issue in the dispute was Pittston's refusal to pay into the industry-wide health and retirement fund created in 1950. Trumka encouraged nonviolent civil disobedience to confront the company and relied on a comprehensive.

As secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, Trumka focused on creating investment programs for the pension and benefit funds of the labor movement, capital market strategies,and demanding corporate accountability to America's communities.

He chaired the AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council, a consortium of manufacturing unions focusing on key issues in trade, health care and labor law reform. He co-chairs the China Currency Coalition, an alliance of industry, agriculture, services, and worker organizations whose stated mission is to support U.S. manufacturing.

Trumka was elected president of the AFL-CIO after the retirement of John Sweeney in 2009 and president of the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD in May 2010.In March 2013, Trumka confirmed that organized labor would make an effort to work more closely with groups trying to aid immigrant workers, as the national debate on minimum wage and fair employment in the restaurant industry heated up.

On August 15, 2017, a few days after the Unite the Right rally and then-President Trump's broadly criticized statements, Trumka quit the president's "manufacturing council" and published a statement, which included the following: "We cannot sit in a council for a President who tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism. President Trump’s remarks today repudiate his forced remarks yesterday about the KKK and neo-Nazis, We must resign on behalf of America's working people, who reject all notions of legitimacy of these bigoted groups."

On February 4, 2018, Trumka was announced to be the first recipient of the World Peace Prize for Labor Leadership because he has dedicated his life to the cause of labor and labor rights, seeking equality, and defending the rights of working men and women.