Metro Washington Council president Jackie Jeter is stepping down from the Council. Jeter, elected to a second 3-year term earlier this year, retired from leading ATU 689 late last year and says she’s now ready to fully retire. “When I retired from the ATU, I promised myself that I would give back to those who have given me energy, strength and unconditional love all these years, and that’s my family,” Jeter said. “My tenure at the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO has been a special experience capping a long career in the labor movement and I’m especially grateful to the Council’s board and staff as well as to all of our wonderful affiliated locals who work so hard and so effectively every day for working men and women throughout the region.” Jeter’s resignation is effective January 28, 2020; details on the election for a new president will be released soon.
photo: Jeter accepting the J.C Turner Labor Leader of the Year Award in March, 2011