House Labor Caucus Congratulates New AFL-CIO Leadership
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Labor Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Steven Horsford (D-NV), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Mark Pocan (D-WI) Linda Sánchez (D-CA), and Tom Suozzi (D-NY) issued the following statement after the AFL-CIO, the United States’ largest confederation of trade unions, elected Liz Shuler as their new president, the first woman to hold the role. The AFL-CIO also elected Fred Redmond to succeed Shuler as secretary-treasurer, the first Black American to hold the office.
“This is a momentous occasion for all workers across the country. For decades Liz Shuler and Fred Redmond have been fighting for workers’ rights. The decision to elect them to the top spots at the AFL-CIO shows how serious they are about getting the job done. We look forward to working with Liz and Fred as we continue to advance the PRO Act through Congress as well as the bipartisan infrastructure deal and the American Jobs and Families Plans – all of which will create millions of good paying, union jobs. Congratulations to you both!”