Williams' Statement On The Passing Of Labor Organizer Eddie Kay

February 18th, 2022

Press Release

"I want to extend my prayers of condolence and comfort to the family of Eddie Kay, who passed away this week after over six decades of advocacy for working people as a union leader and organizer. His time with 1199 SEIU and TWU Local 100 was legendary, and he shaped policies and changed lives as his gruff voice spoke out tirelessly for worker justice.

"I was grateful to have had the opportunity to work personally with Eddie, to get to know him and his role as a giant in the labor community and in its history, and to have his support in my work. He was deeply dedicated to the fight for progressive, transformational change, and it was an honor to be in that fight alongside him. His legacy and model of leadership will long continue."

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