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Nevada AFL-CIO Congratulates Newly Elected AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler

Shelbie Swartz
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Las Vegas, Nev. — Today, The AFL-CIO Executive Council today elected Liz Shuler, a visionary leader, and longtime trade unionist, to serve as president of the federation of 56 unions and 12.5 million members. Shuler is the first woman to hold the office in the history of the labor federation. To mark the occasion, Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Rusty McAllister released the below statement:

“Today is a historic day for the labor movement of the United States. By electing Liz Shuler to the office of the president of the AFL-CIO—the first woman to hold this position—our movement begins a new chapter. President Shuler has dedicated her entire life and career to improving the lives of others, from working as a union organizer with IBEW in Oregon to becoming the youngest woman ever to serve on the federation’s Executive Council. Her dedication to our nation’s working people should be an example to everyone within the labor movement. After a supremely difficult year, the working people of this country can find comfort in knowing that President Shuler will fight tirelessly for them every single day.”

The Executive Council also elected United Steelworkers (USW) International Vice President Fred Redmond to succeed Shuler as secretary-treasurer, the first African American to hold the number two office. Tefere Gebre will continue as executive vice president, rounding out the most diverse team of officers ever to lead the AFL-CIO.