Wisconsin AFL-CIO Congratulates AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and New Leadership Team

Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, issued the following statement of congratulations to Elizabeth H. Shuler on her election as President of the AFL-CIO and to Fred Redmond on his election as AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer:

“Congratulations to newly elected AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler the first woman to lead the national AFL-CIO federation of union workers. President Shuler and her diverse leadership team will steer the organization towards a bold, bright, cutting-edge future.”

On August 20, 2021, the AFL-CIO Executive Council elected Liz Shuler to serve as president of the federation of 56 unions and 12.5 million members. 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.

A long-time IBEW member, President Shuler has marched alongside Wisconsin workers and has been on the ground throughout the years to listen with and engage workers from all backgrounds. Her steadfast passion for advancing the rights of all working people is unmatched. She brings a breadth of experience in organizing, mobilizing, and bringing workers together to fight for and ensure safe, good union jobs for this generation and the next.

“I also congratulate Fred Redmond on his election as AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer. Brother Redmond is a long-time champion for workers’ rights, civil rights, and voting rights. The new AFL-CIO leadership team is well positioned to deploy the power of collective bargaining to combat income inequality and build our middle class. I look forward to working with the new leadership team at the AFL-CIO as they lead our federation of union workers forward in the fight for worker rights and good jobs for all.”