Trumpka on Baltimore Turmoil2015.05.04 quote gray

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Baltimore, the injured police, and especially the family of Freddie Gray. What is happening there reminds us of the challenges of inequality and unease in America that we must address. The labor movement is a part of the community and we stand with working families who seek constructive dialogue and long term community change. As we have said before, we are committed to combatting long term issues of racism, inequality and discrimination. And our work will continue long after the cameras have left."

—AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, responding to the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray and the demonstrations and violence that followed.