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(Wisconsin Rapids, September 15, 2021) -- Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement on the Wisconsin AFL-CIO endorsement of Attorney Genera

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Liz Shuler, the newly elected president of the AFL-CIO, about her goals for the organization and the future of the labor movement.

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Newly elected AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler discusses the future of the labor movement.

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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. 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.

On the morning of August 5, the nation, the American labor movement, and workers across the globe were rocked by the sudden, unexpected loss of a great man, an incredible leader, and a lifetime fighter for justice, AFL-CIO President Richard Louis Trumka, or “it’s just Rich” as he would so often correct anyone opting for the more formal greeting. 

Services for AFL-CIO President Trumka will be livestreamed on Thursday, August 12, starting at 10 a.m. CT at aflcio.org.

(August 10, 2021, MILWAUKEE, WI) -- Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement on Senate passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021:

Our brother and leader Richard Trumka passed away on August 5, 2021, at the age of 72.

The labor movement, the AFL-CIO and the nation lost a legend. Rich devoted his life to working people, from his early days as president of the United Mine Workers of America to his unparalleled leadership as the voice of America’s labor movement.

He was a relentless champion of workers’ rights, workplace safety, worker-centered trade, democracy and so much more. He was also a devoted father, grandfather, husband, brother, coach, colleague and friend. Rich was loved and beloved.

(MILWAUKEE, August 5, 2021) – Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement on the passing of national AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka:

"Wisconsin’s labor movement was stunned today by the news of the sudden death of national AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. President Trumka was a tireless champion for working people everywhere. His boundless energy in the fight for workers’ rights was matched by a keen understanding of the issues that impact working families.