Liz Shuler was elected AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer in September 2009,
the youngest person ever to become an officer of the AFL-CIO. Shuler
previously was the highest-ranking women in the Electrical Workers
(IBEW) union, serving as the top assistant to the IBEW president since
2004. In 1993, she joined IBEW Local 125 in Portland, Ore., where she
worked as an organizer and state legislative and political director. In
1998, she was part of the IBEW’s international staff in Washington,
D.C., as a legislative and political representative.