Richard Trumka was an American lawyer, president of the largest trade union federation in the United States, the AFLCIO. He was also an organized union leader and served as president of the North American United Mine Workers. Richard Trumka's net worth at the time of his death is estimated to be approximately $6 million.
Richard died of a heart attack on August 5, 2021 at the age of 72.
|Full Name||Richard Louis Trumka|
|Birth Date||July 24, 1949|
|Birth Place||Nemacolin, Pennsylvania, U. S.|
|Net Worth||$6 million|
Richard Trumka was born on July 24, 1949 in Nemacolin, Pennsylvania, United States. His father, Frank Richard Trumka, was a Polish American and his mother, Eola Elizabeth, was an Italian American. Richard’s father worked as a miner and joined his father in 1968 to help him work in the mines.
Regarding his education, he attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1971. He later entered the Villanova University School of Law. In 1974 he received a law degree with a doctorate in law.
Richard Trumka’s Net Worth and Career
Trumka began working as a lawyer for the United Mine Workers of America (UNWA) in 1974. After serving there for five years, he was elected to the UMWA District 4 Board of Directors in 1981. It was only a year before he became in UMWA president.
In 1989, he spoke out and launched a nine-month strike against the Pittston Coal Company, which refused to pay workers’ pension funds and industry health care.
Trumka became secretary and treasurer of the AFLCIO in 1995. As secretary and treasurer, he prepared investment programs for the labor movement’s social and pension funds. He also chaired the AFLCIO Council of Industrial Unions, where he was instrumental in health, business and labor law reform.
In 2009 he was elected as the new president of the AFLCIO following the resignation of President John Sweeney. In May 2010 he became chairman of the OECD Trade Unions Advisory Committee.
Trumka has always been synonymous with work and labor rights. In March 2013, he took an important step to secure jobs for workers by stating that organized unions would try to help immigrant workers with minimum wage and unfair jobs in the restaurant industry.
Personal life of Richard Truck
Richard Trumka was a married man who married a woman named Barbara in 1982. He has a son with his wife Barbara. His son Richard Jr. graduated from Cornell University School of Industrial Relations in 2006. She later attended law school like his father and graduated from Georgetown University School of Law in 2009.
Trumka was pronounced dead in the Senate on August 5, 2021, by Majority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer. An apparent heart attack is revealed as the cause of his death.
Richard Trumka net worth
Richard Trumka’s net worth was approximately $6 million until his death on August 5, 2021. As president of the AFLCIO, his estimated gross salary was approximately $286,229.
On February 4, 2018, Trumka received the World Peace Prize for his union leadership and commitment to labor and worker rights.