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AFT Endorsement of Shuler Viewed As Possible Long-Term Position

Posted 8/19/21

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten Aug. 16 announced that the union was supporting Liz Shuler to fill out the remainder of the late Richard Trumka's term as AFL-CIO president.

Ms. Shuler, who has served as secretary-treasurer of the giant union federation since she was elected on a ticket with Mr. Trumka in 2009, had assumed his role on an acting basis following his death from a heart attack Aug. 5. The term runs into next June, when an election will be held during the AFL-CIO convention.

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