On Friday, August 19, 2021, shortly after 10:00 AM, “Herstory” was made at 815 Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C. At that time, Elizabeth Shuler, former Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO, was unanimously elected President. Liz, as we know her, is the first woman to serve in that office.
The IATSE Women’s Committee had the good fortune of hearing from President Shuler at our recent event in July, held in conjunction with the IATSE’s 69th Quadrennial Convention. President Shuler’s remarks that day reinforced her commitment to the passage of the PROAct and focused on its impact to secure the workplace for women and men throughout our industry. Her leadership, in collaboration with Fred Redmond, newly elected Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre, is the most diverse administration since the inception of the AFL-CIO in 1955.
As women members of the IATSE, we applaud the leadership of this next phase of the Labor Movement – Shuler, Redmond, Gebre – and trust that Together We Rise!