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Oregon, Nation’s Labor Leaders Pay Tribute to Justice Ginsburg

On September 18th, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and lifelong civil and women’s rights advocate, passed away at the age of 87. After building a reputable career as a law professor and Women’s Rights Activist, Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, becoming only the second woman in history to serve on the nation’s highest court. Over the course of nearly three decades, Ginsberg became a giant in jurisprudence. Oregon AFL-CIO President Graham Trainor reflected on Justice Ginsburg’s legacy following her recent passing:

“Our nation has lost an incredible fighter for equality, for civil and women’s rights, and for the freedom to stand together as workers in a union. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made our country better for working people, and for all who fight and aspire for dignity at work. She was a trailblazer for equal pay and gender equality, and her legacy must be carried on by each of us through our unwavering struggles for justice. Her passing leaves our Movement with an empty place, in our hearts and in the halls of judicial power. The Oregon AFL-CIO joins with the Labor Movement and communities across our country in mourning her death, and recommitting ourselves more than ever before to fight to preserve our sacred democracy.”

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