Q&A with AFL-CIO President, IBEW Sister Liz Shuler

 

From organizing to jobs, infrastructure, diversity, and more — including how proud she is of her home union — AFL-CIO President and Local 125 member Liz Shuler has lots to say.

Liz Shuler First Woman, First IBEW Member Elected AFL-CIO President

 

A self-described worker bee, Liz Shuler never envisioned leading the American labor movement. But it happened anyway. Her history-making journey started nearly 30 years ago at Portland, Ore., Local 125, took her to IBEW headquarters in Washington, D.C., and then to the AFL-CIO as secretary-treasurer in 2009. Today she is the federation’s first woman president and has pledged that it will organize more than 1 million new members over the next decade.

IBEW Challenges U.S. Locals to Register 10,000 New EVITP-certified Electricians by August

 

Nearly $5 billion in new electrical vehicle charging systems are on the way, and demand for qualified installers has never been higher. That’s why International President Lonnie R. Stephenson is launching the Talent Pipeline Challenge, with a goal of getting at least 10,000 electricians across the U.S. signed up by August to be credentialed in the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program.

BC Signatory Commits to 'Period Promise'

 

There's a lot that goes into creating an inclusive working environment on a jobsite. One thing that probably doesn't come to mind though, is the availability of menstrual products. But construction sites in British Columbia are beginning to take notice and account for the on-the-job needs of everyone in the trades. One contractor leading the way is IBEW signatory Houle Electric.

Oregon Local Lights Up ‘Track and Field Heaven’ on Historic Stadium Site

 

The futuristic rebuild of the University of Oregon’s legendary Hayward Field was a unique and fulfilling challenge for Tangent, Ore., Local 280 members, who wired, installed, and innovated on a grand scale for three years leading to last year’s Olympic Trials and July’s World Athletic Championships.

From 'Third World' to First Class:The New LaGuardia

 

The new LaGuardia Airport in Queens, N.Y., is one of the most complicated construction projects in American history and it is being completed two years ahead of schedule and 100% union built.