Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Diann Woodard Passing

For over nearly four decades, Diann Woodard fought to give Michigan’s children a better future while fighting for justice and rights for teachers and school administrators. Today, America’s labor movement has lost a champion, an exemplary leader and educator. And I’ve lost a friend. From her days growing up in a UAW household in Detroit to her lifelong service to our country as a teacher, guidance counselor, assistant principal and labor leader on the AFL-CIO Executive Council, Diann always put workers, students and families first. On behalf of the AFL-CIO, I send my deepest condolences to Diann’s family, including her sisters and brothers at the American Federation of School Administrators. She will be sorely missed.

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