Press Release

Violent Ideology a Threat to Working People

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the recent acts of terrorism:

The recent spike in terrorism at homes and workplaces across the country is outrageous and unacceptable. These cowardly acts not only threaten their intended targets—they put America’s letter carriers, postal workers, mail handlers and emergency service workers directly in harm’s way. The men and women who move our mail and run toward danger are some of our most trusted public service workers. Spirited disagreement and debate is par for the course in an election year. But there is simply no place for violence in the name of ideology. We condemn these acts in the strongest possible terms, salute the continued service of every front-line worker and call for a return to resolving our political differences peacefully.

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