For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
AFSCME Remembers Mark Ayers, President of the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIOWashington, DC —
AFSCME Pres. Gerald W. McEntee and Secretary-Treasurer Lee A. Saunders issued the following statement today on the death of Mark Ayers, President of the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO.
“The sisters and brothers of AFSCME are deeply saddened at the passing of Mark Ayers. Mark was a stalwart in the labor movement, a fierce advocate for his members and a good friend of AFSCME. Countless times, Mark led the way to unite disparate sections of the labor movement in the face of the attacks on our rights. The Labor movement lost a great leader and he will be missed dearly,” said AFSCME Pres. Gerald W. McEntee.
“Our heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to Mark’s family, and the members of the Building and Construction Trades Department. His leadership and passion to fight for the rights of working men and women across this country will be missed,” added AFSCME Sec. Treasurer Lee A. Saunders.