Secretary-treasurer of AFL-CIO to discuss unions and economy

by Kate Bloomquist

Rich Trumka, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, will present the annual McBride Lecture sponsored by the United Steelworkers of America and the Higgins Labor Research Center.p. His talk, titled "Today’s Economy and You: How Unions Help,? will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 8) in 116 DeBartolo Hall.p. Trumka was elected the youngest secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO at age 46 in 1995. His election marked the beginning of a campaign to reinvigorate the American labor movement. He led the creation of the Capital Stewardship Program to promote retirement security for American working families.p. The McBride Lecture Series, established in 1977 by the United Steelworkers of America, seeks to "better understand the principles of unionism and our economy.? It honors Lloyd McBride, the union’s president from 1977 to 1983.

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