We Make Connecticut Happen

Farewell and Thanks to Bill Lucy

Retired AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer William "Bill" Lucy.

The end of an era came to pass on June 28, as delegates to AFSCME's 39th International Convention in Boston said goodbye to former Secretary-Treasurer William Lucy marking the end of a 57-year relationship. 

Bidding farewell amid chants of “Thank you, Bill,” Lucy stressed the importance of fighting for social justice, a commitment that has characterized his public service career. 

“We’ve always known that there’s a crisis. It may be more intense now, but there’s always been a crisis for millions of people not as lucky as we are in this room,” Lucy said. “There’s a daily crisis in their lives, as they struggle to put bread on their tables, to put clothes on their backs, to have a roof on their heads. We have a responsibility to help them out.”

A video tribute highlighted Lucy’s trajectory as a tireless fighter for equality and economic fairness. Opening with the famous A. Philip Randolph quote: “Freedom is never given, it is won,” the presentation recounted Lucy’s work alongside the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in civil rights struggles and his support for Nelson Mandela.


Additional Resources

Follow Us!

We Make Connecticut Happen Logo

Sign Up
Email:
Password:
Remember me