It’s 2021 and the most powerful union organization in the nation has never had a woman President.
The AFL-CIO has elected its first female President.
Liz Shuler (center of photo above) has served as the organization’s Secretary-Treasurer since 2009.
She replaces the late Richard Trumka, who led the labor federation for more than a decade until his death on August 5th 2021.
AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, center, joins protestors as they march in Washington, Monday, May 17, 2010, during a rally against Wall Street and corporate and anti-immigrant lobbyists. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Aug 20th 2021