Tim Schlittner and Carolyn Bobb have been appointed Communications Director and Deputy Communications Director, respectively. They’d both been serving in acting capacities. “Under Tim and Carolyn's leadership, the Communications Resource has responded in unprecedented fashion to the three crises facing America, working closely with AFL-CIO officers, staff, affiliates and state and local bodies to amplify the voices of working people in the press, online and everywhere the national debate is being shaped,” said AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka. Schlittner (below left), who oversaw the AFL-CIO's speechwriting operation for more than four years, previously worked at the UFCW as a communications manager and speechwriter and spent nearly a decade on Capitol Hill. Bobb (below right, with son Ryan) came to the AFL-CIO in May 2015 as a press secretary and previously logged stints with the Bricklayers, Laborers and the National Labor College.