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United for Orlando Victims

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre released a statement in response to the murder of 49 people at Pulse, an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando. It reads, in part: “These are our brothers, sisters and friends. At least one was our member. … Labor is one big family, made up of people of all races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, and gender identities. As a family, we will work to provide comfort to our brothers and sisters in Orlando and across the United States. And we will make it our daily mission to ensure America’s workplaces and union halls are safe and free from bigotry. … There will be some who try to use this tragedy to further divide us, to pit communities against each other and scapegoat entire faith traditions. Let us be perfectly clear: giving in to division and fear will only add insult to injury. This is a moment for us to come together, embrace our common humanity and take the necessary steps to make our country safer, stronger, and more united.”