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IATSE Endorses Richard Trumka for President of AFL-CIO

Jewish Labor Committee Honors Loeb

IATSE President Matthew D. Loeb today announced the IA’s support of Richard Trumka as the next President of the AFL-CIO. The federation’s current fourth- term secretary-treasurer, Trumka has been a member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council since 1989. He is also a member of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

Said President Loeb, “Richard Trumka has the experience, the strength and the commitment to lead the AFL-CIO during one of the most difficult periods in American labor history. We have faith that he will lead the labor movement in this country with the same dedication, intelligence and sensitivity he has continued to show through his years at the forefront of the AFL-CIO.”

Current President John Sweeney previously announced his retirement after 14 years on the job. The new president will be elected at the federation’s September convention in Pittsburgh. President Loeb added, “We are grateful for the efforts of President Sweeney, who has been so instrumental in preserving the integrity of working families in such challenging times.”

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The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or IATSE (full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada), is a labor union representing over 160,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live events, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada.

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General: comms@iatse.net
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