AFL-CIO chief to speak at Chicago-Kent College of Law October 6

Richard Trumka, former coal miner and currently President of the AFL-CIO, will deliver a lecture in Chicago on the afternoon of October 6, 2011. September 07, 2011. According to the press release from the Chicago Federation of Labor:

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaking to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) convention on July 11, 2010 in Seattle. On the left is AFT President Randi Weingarten, and on the right is AFT Secretary Treasurer Toni Cortese. Substance photo by George N. Schmidt.Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture featuring Richard Trumka

The Chicago Federation of Labor and the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Institute for Law and the Workplace are proud to welcome AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka for a special lecture on October 6...

AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka will be the special guest at this year's Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture sponsored by the Chicago Federation of Labor and the Chicago-Kent College of Law Institute for Law and the Workplace on Thursday, October 6.

Mr. Trumka was elected President of the AFL-CIO on September 16, 2009 after serving 15 years as Secretary-Treasurer. Growing up in the Pennsylvania coalfields, he worked in the mines, attended Penn State University and received a law degree from Villanova University. At age 33, he was elected the United Mine Workers' youngest president.

Thursday, October 6


Chicago-Kent College of Law

565 W. Adams St., Chicago

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information call 312.906.5090 or download the brochure


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