BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO on Saturday unanimously elected Wade Tyree Vice President to represent the interests of young workers and develop future leaders of labor. Tyree, 32, is the first to be elected to the four-year term, labeled the “Futures Position.”
As president of I.A.T.S.E. Local 487, the union that represents over 700 craftspeople in the film, television and broadcast industries in Maryland, DC and Virginia, he has been active in energizing young workers and educating them about the importance of labor unionism.
“I was proud to be nominated and honored to be sworn in,” Tyree commented. “As a young labor leader I am excited about the things to come and the experiences to be had. It’s time to make a difference in the lives of workers throughout this region.”
David O’Ferrall, Business Agent for Local 487 said “We are proud to have one of our own elected as a Vice President of the Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO. We are grateful for all the assistance they have given us over the years, and it is an honor to be in a position to give back. Wade is an excellent addition to their Executive Board. He will help propel the labor movement forward for years to come.”