New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Richard Trumka

Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

TRENTON, NJ (STL.News) Governor Phil Murphy ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Monday, August 9, 2021 to honor AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who passed away on Thursday.

“I am shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of my friend, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka,” said Governor Murphy.  “Working families in New Jersey and throughout the nation have lost one of their most steadfast and dedicated allies.  Tammy and I send our deepest condolences to his wife, Barbara, and son, Richard – and to his entire New Jersey State AFL-CIO family.  We have lost a good man, and I know we will feel his spirit as we continue our work for a stronger and fairer New Jersey that works for every family.”

Copy of Executive Order #250

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