Reprinted from the AFL-CIO’s blog Now by Richard Trumka on April 20, 2021.
“We are relieved the jury delivered justice for George Floyd’s family,” wrote AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka. “Floyd’s murder shocked our collective conscience and sparked a movement for change that has inspired America over the past year. While this verdict is welcome news, the work of dismantling systemic racism and white supremacy is just beginning. As members of our communities and representatives of union public safety professionals, the labor movement has a unique role to play in changing this culture of policing. We are hard at work developing a public safety blueprint for change, and we look forward to using our experience and influence to heal this nation through liberty and justice for all.”