Press Release

AFL-CIO President Trumka Welcomes Pope Francis, Message of Progress for Working People

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the arrival of Pope Francis to the United States and his message of progress and justice for working people:

Pope Francis’ arrival is a watershed moment for working people in the United States and an opportunity for every American, regardless of faith, to reexamine the values that drive us as a country. His message of inclusion, economic justice, and social progress transcends party and represents the best of humanity.

Working people stand with Pope Francis and look forward to welcoming him to the United States, as he puts forward an agenda that lifts spirits and wages.

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