Barbara Vidovich Trumka Biography – Barbara Vidovich Trumka Wiki
Barbara Vidovich Trumka is the wife of Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO. Trumka was elected AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer in 1995, and held that post until 2009, when he was elected president.
In 1982, at age 33, Trumka ran on a reform ticket and was elected the youngest president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA). There, in addition to reforming the UMWA’s fractious bureaucracy, he led one of the most successful strikes in recent American history against the Pittston Coal Company, which tried to avoid paying into an industry-wide health and pension fund.
Richard Trumka Death
AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka was born in 1949 and died from an apparent heart attack on August 5, 2021, at age 72. On August 5, 2021, AFL-CIO Communications Director Tim Schlittner released the following statement on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka:
“The labor movement, the AFL-CIO and the nation lost a legend today. Rich Trumka devoted his life to working people, from his early days as president of the United Mine Workers of America to his unparalleled leadership as the voice of America’s labor movement. He was a relentless champion of workers’ rights, workplace safety, worker-centered trade, democracy and so much more. He was also a devoted father, grandfather, husband, brother, coach, colleague and friend. Rich was loved and beloved. Today, the 56 unions and 12.5 million members of the AFL-CIO mourn the passing of our fearless leader and commit to honoring his legacy with action. Standing on Rich’s shoulders, we will pour everything we have into building an economy, society and democracy that lifts up every working family and community.”
Richard Trumka Wife – Barbara Vidovich Richard Trumka
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka had been married to his wife Barbara Vidovich since 1982. Trumka and Barbara Vidovich were married at a private ceremony on November 28, 1982, hours before the wedding set at St. Procopius Church in New Salem, according to Vidovich’s mother, Katherine Vidovich. A priest said he had been told there had been a threat on Mr. Trumka’s life. At the time, Richard was the new president of the United Mine Workers.
Barbara Vidovich Trumka Age
Barbara Vidovich’s age is unclear. Her husband, Richard Trumka, was born on July 24, 1949, in Nemacolin, Pennsylvania and passed away on August 5, 2021, at age 72.
Barbara Vidovich Trumka Family
Barbara Vidovich is the daughter of a coal miner. Her mother is Katherine Vidovich.
Richard Trumka Son
Richard Trumka and his wife Barbara Vidovich had a son, Richard Jr., who is general counsel of the House Oversight Committee and a nominee for the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Richard Trumka Family
Richard Trumka is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Vidovich; their son, Richard Jr.; a sister, Frances Szallar; and two grandchildren.
Richard Trumka Salary
In 1995, when Richard Trumka was elected AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer, he received an annual salary of $165,000. As the President of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka’s basic salary is $272,250 and benefits of $19,890, expanding his total compensation to $292,140.
Richard Trumka Net Worth
Richard Trumka’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.