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onetexan

(13,202 posts)
Fri Aug 20, 2021, 02:25 PM Aug 2021

AFL-CIO elects first woman president; first African-American for No. 2 job

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/afl-cio-elects-first-woman-170615562.html

Fri, August 20, 2021, 12:06 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The AFL-CIO, the largest U.S. labor organization, on Friday elected Liz Shuler, a longtime trade unionist, to serve as the federation's first woman president, succeeding Richard Trumka, who died unexpectedly earlier this month.

The AFL-CIO's executive council also elected Fred Redmond, international vice president of the United Steelworkers (USW) union as secretary-treasurer, making him the first African- American to hold the organization's No. 2 office.
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A woman for AFL-CIO President & a POC for exec council! Woohooo!!
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AFL-CIO elects first woman president; first African-American for No. 2 job (Original Post) onetexan Aug 2021 OP
Fantastic news indeed...... a kennedy Aug 2021 #1
This is awesome! JoanofArgh Aug 2021 #2
Hoffa must be spinning in his grave...where ever it might be. n/t dixiegrrrrl Aug 2021 #3
Fred Redmond is coming from the United Steelworkers Union. former9thward Aug 2021 #4
Good news - K&R for visibility. crickets Aug 2021 #5

former9thward

(32,691 posts)
4. Fred Redmond is coming from the United Steelworkers Union.
Fri Aug 20, 2021, 06:03 PM
Aug 2021

My old union. A very good guy. He gave me some tips when I wrote a book on the history of the Steelworkers that was published last year.

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