CHARLOTTE, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is a copy of a speech, as prepared for delivery, by The Honorable Richard Trumka, President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, September 5, 2012:
Good evening, brothers and sisters. I’m Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. I’m a third-generation coal miner from Nemacolin, Pennsylvania. I’m here on behalf of millions of people who do the work of America.
Last week, Mitt Romney told us that he and his friends built America—without any help from the rest of us. Well, let me tell you, Mitt Romney doesn’t know a thing about hard work or responsibility. We are the ones who built America. We are the ones who build it every single day—because it is our work that connects us all. Continue reading “2012 Democratic National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by The Honorable Richard Trumka, President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)”