Email Article

Posted: October 7, 2015

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the loss of the El Faro Mariners

We are deeply saddened by the loss of twenty-eight of our brothers and sisters aboard the cargo ship El Faro. These brave men and women left an incredible mark on their communities, both on land and at sea via their hard work and steadfast commitment to the maritime trade.

On behalf of Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler, Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre and the twelve and a half million working men and women of the AFL-CIO, we extend our deepest condolences to the families of the lost mariners, their colleagues and their communities.