Richard L. Trumka ’74 Joins President’s Council
Richard L. Trumka ’74, President of the AFL-CIO, has been appointed to the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. The President’s Council will focus on finding new ways to promote growth through investments in American business to equip workers with the skills they need to succeed, encourage the private sector to hire and invest in American competitiveness, and attract top jobs and businesses in the United States.
The council is chaired by General Electric chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt. Also on the council are Comcast CEO and chairman Brian Roberts, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, former Time Warner chairman and CEO Richard Parsons, who is now chairman of Citigroup, and AOL co-founder Steve Case. Other members come from various parts of corporate America, but also include Laura Tyson, professor at the University of California, Berkeley and former White House economist.
"I am proud that such experienced and committed individuals have agreed to serve the American people in these important roles," said President Obama. "I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead."
Trumka delivered the Law School’s 2010 Commencement address and received the Medallion Award.