Richard L. Trumka is President of the AFL-CIO. Mr. Trumka was first elected as one of the AFL-CIO’s executive officers in 1995, when he became the youngest Secretary-Treasurer in AFL-CIO history. At the time of his election, he was serving his third term as President of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA). As a member of the AFL-CIO leadership, Mr. Trumka has been a vocal advocate for policies to protect the retirement investments of working people. He was elected to the AFL-CIO Executive Council in 1989 and chaired its Strategic Approaches and Energy Committees. Mr. Trumka also serves as the Chairman of the AFL-CIO Staff Retirement Plan.
Mr. Trumka joined the HIT Board of Trustees in 1995 and serves as a member of the Executive Committee.
He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and Villanova Law School.