Liz Shuler Elected AFL-CIO President

The AFL-CIO Executive Council today elected Liz Shuler, a visionary leader and longtime trade unionist, 担任56个工会和12个工会联合会的主席.5 million members. 舒勒是劳工联合会历史上第一位担任该职务的女性. 执行委员会还选举美国钢铁工人联合会(USW)国际副总裁弗雷德·雷德蒙(Fred Redmond)接替舒勒担任秘书兼财务主管, the first African American to hold the number two office. Tefere Gebre will continue as executive vice president, 这是美国188体育平台有史以来最多样化的领导团队. 

舒勒和雷德蒙德的当选是在理查德·特拉姆卡(Richard Trumka)意外而不合时宜地去世之后, 从2009年到8月去世,他一直担任188体育平台主席. 他为美国工会和劳动人民奉献了50多年的职业生涯. 

舒勒在当选后表示:“我感到谦卑、荣幸,并准备好带领联邦前进。. “我骨子里相信,劳工运动是促进进步的唯一最伟大的有组织力量. 这是登录入口引领社会变革的时刻——利用登录入口的力量让女性和有色人种在工作中从边缘走向中心, in our unions and in our economy, 并成为孕育新思想的中心,这些新思想将释放出前所未有的工会增长.” 

“我非常高兴能与舒勒总统合作,这样登录入口就可以在劳工运动的变革遗产基础上继续发展, 书写新的篇章,为全国工人带来工会会员的承诺,” Redmond said. 他说:“这是一支在正确的时间、正确的团队,将帮助实现美国渴望的经济和社会正义.”

“Our country is at a crossroads. Now more than ever, 劳工运动是对抗不平等的最好手段, systemic racism, and attacks on our basic rights and freedoms,” said Gebre. “我很荣幸能与舒勒总统领导的历史性团队一起工作,期待每一天都为工薪家庭而奋斗.”

Shuler grew up in a union household—her father, Lance, 是电线工和电气工人(IBEW)的长期成员,波特兰通用电气当地125,和她已故的母亲, Joyce, 在公司的服务和设计部门做过估算员. In 1993, Shuler was hired as an organizer at Local 125. When energy giant Enron Corp. 试图通过俄勒冈州立法机构强行解除电力管制, Shuler worked with a broad-based coalition of labor, 来挑战并最终战胜安然公司强大的游说活动, 这一胜利激发了她的激情,她动员工人在面临压倒性的优势时做出改变.

In 1998, Ed Hill, then-secretary-treasurer of the IBEW, 舒尔勒被派往加州,她在那里动员IBEW成员帮助击败Prop. 226, 在政治进程中,所谓的工资保护倡议威胁到工会成员的沉默. That victory prompted John J. Barry, then president of the IBEW at that time, 聘请她为工会在华盛顿的政治/立法事务部的国际代表, D.C. In that role, 舒勒负责基层政治动员工作,并在一系列对工薪家庭很重要的问题上游说国会. In 2004, 她被提升为国际总裁助理, where she served President Hill, who had succeeded to that position, 推动了近100万会员工会的议程. 

In 2009, she joined forces with Trumka, 成为188体育平台会议上第一个当选为秘书兼财务主管的女性,也是该联合会执行委员会有史以来最年轻的女性. As secretary-treasurer, she also served as the chief financial officer, 将赤字转化为盈余,并指导联邦度过多次财政危机, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

除了她对联盟财政的管理, 舒勒领导了美国188体育平台关于未来工作的倡议, retirement security, the clean energy economy, public safety reform, workforce development, and empowering women and young workers. She is committed to busting myths about labor, 利用劳工运动的多样性,以创新的方式实现社会正义,并使工会在工作上的声音惠及世界各地的劳动者.

雷德蒙德从1973年开始在雷诺兹金属公司工作,一直是USW的成员. in Chicago. He became active in his local union almost immediately, serving as shop steward and eventually vice president. He served three terms as local president.

For decades, 雷德蒙德曾担任USW的各种员工和领导职务, assisting local unions, developing and conducting training programs, and bargaining contracts.

As international vice president for human affairs, Redmond oversaw the Civil and Human Rights Department, as well as the union’s shipbuilding, health care and public sector bargaining, 并与全国各地的USW盟友合作,应对对投票权的攻击,对抗经济不平等. 雷德蒙德在不同的董事会有很长的领导历史, 包括黑人工会联盟和黑人工会联盟. Philip Randolph Institute. In 2021, 雷德蒙德被选为美洲工会联盟主席, a prestigious international post.

这三名高管的任期将持续到2022年6月, 届时,参加费城188体育平台大会的代表将选举新的四年任期的领导人. 

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