Fred Redmond is Vice President for Human Affairs of the United Steelworkers union.
Fred serves on the AFL-CIO Executive Council and is chairman of the board of directors of the A. Philip Randolph Institute.
Fred Redmond joined the United Steelworkers (USW) when he went to work at Reynolds Metals Company in McCook, Illinois, in 1973. He became an active member of Local 3911 almost immediately, serving as shop steward, grievance committee member and chairman, vice-president and three terms as president of his local union.
In 1996, Fred was appointed to the International Staff and serviced locals in USW District 7, in the Chicago area. In 1998, he was transferred to the union's International Headquarters in Pittsburgh, where he developed and conducted training programs for the union's Membership Development Department. He also reported to the President's Office, where he was assigned to coordinate special projects, including amalgamations and assisting local unions in developing by-laws.
In 2002, Fred became Assistant Director of USW District 7, where he served until his election as International Vice President for Human Affairs.
In addition to his regular union duties, Fred serves as Chairman of the USW Container Industry Conference and coordinates bargaining for the USW Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals and Public Employees Sector.
On May 31, 2007, Fred was elected to the Board of Directors for Working America, a Community Affiliate of the AFL-CIO. He is also serves on the Board of Directors for the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) and is the Regional 6 Representative for the Coalition of Black Trade Unionist (CBTU).
On August 3, 2007, Fred was elected by unanimous assent to serve as chairman of the board of directors of the A. Philip Randolph Institute at the group’s 38th national conference in Oakland, Calif.