This week, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka resigned from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Jobs Initiative. The move came after Trump responded to the racist terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia. In resigning from the Initiative, Trumka said:
His response to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville was the last straw. We in the labor community refuse to normalize bigotry and hatred. And we cannot in good conscience extend a hand of cooperation to those who condone it.
Here are some of the top pieces of media coverage about Trumka's response to Trump:
- The New York Times: Richard Trumka: Why I Quit Trump’s Business Council.
- CBS This Morning: AFL-CIO Chief Denounces Trump's 'Spirited Defense of Racism and Bigotry.'
- CNBC: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Resigning from President Trump's Manufacturing Council.
- Washington Post: Top Labor Leader Resigns from Trump’s Jobs Council after Trump Blames ‘Both Sides’ for Charlottesville Violence.
- Associated Press: The Latest: AFL-CIO Leader Resigns from Trump Jobs Council.
- New York Daily News: AFL-CIO Pres. Richard Trumka Latest to Leave Trump's Manufacturing Council.
- Perez Hilton: Trump's Defense of the Confederacy Just Lost Him America's Unions!
- CBS News: AFL-CIO President Trumka Resigns from Trump's Manufacturing Council.
- CNN Money: AFL-CIO Chief Leaves Trump's Manufacturing Council after President's Latest Remarks.
- Politico: Trumka Quits White House Manufacturing Initiative.