“This is where it all happens,” AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler told the leaders and delegates of the Metro Washington Council last night. “You’re at the forefront, whether it’s national issues like the government shutdown or local struggles.” Shuler was at the Council to officially swear in the 2019-2022 MWC Executive Board, elected last month. She welcomed the returning Board members and asked new members to introduce themselves. “You all were there, you pushed and stood in solidarity and I just want to say Thank You!” said Shuler. “You’re all leaders, not just of your local unions, but of the labor movement and we appreciate and thank you for your passion and commitment.” Council president Jackie Jeter thanked Shuler, saying that she and the entire Board look forward to continuing to play a key leadership role in the metro-area labor movement.
- report/photo by Chris Garlock