AFL-CIO Leader Trumka urges fight against racism

Editorial note:  Below are excerpts from a speech made by Richard Trumka, president of the national AFL-CIO, at the Missouri State AFL-CIO convention in St. Louis, Sept. 15, 2014.  He addresses the killing of Michael Brown, an 18 year old unarmed African-American man by a white police officer in nearby Ferguson, MO. The AFL-CIO represents 13 million members of many races and nationalities. By Richard L. Trumka I'm going to stray from my usual convention speech. A young man named Michael Brown died just a short distance [...]