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Liz Shuler
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.

Entries by Liz Shuler

It's Past Time We Invested in Young Workers

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 4:37 PM

Free, high-quality public higher education. Expanded apprenticeship programs. Jobs that pay living wages. Workplaces that are free of discrimination. Strong union rights. Don't those sound great?

These are what the members of the AFL-CIO's Young Worker Advisory Council are asking for in their newly released Youth Economic Platform....

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Do Financial Advisers Work for You or Wall Street?

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 7:01 PM

Co-authored with Richard Fiesta, executive director of the Alliance for Retired Americans

Did Wall Street win on Election Day? The balance in your retirement savings account may soon tell the story. Here's why:

The U.S. Department of Labor's watchdog agency charged with protecting pension and retirement savings is...

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Businesses Must Take a Stand Against Gender-Based Violence

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 12:30 PM

This week marks both International Human Rights Day and the end of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. If we are to have real gender equality and a more just society, we must ensure that women participate in the economy on a full and equal...

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Beyond Summit, Sustained Focus Needed for Working Women and Families

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 4:08 PM

Next week, people from all over the country will convene in Washington, D.C. -- and many more will log in to participate virtually -- at a White House Summit on Working Families. Under the banner of "creating a 21st century workplace that works for all Americans," we'll hear from businesses,...

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Young Workers: Hit Hard, Hitting Back

(5) Comments | Posted December 7, 2009 | 10:40 AM

As newly elected secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, I traveled the country this fall, talking with workers and hearing their concerns. The economic crisis is causing a lot of pain. So many people have no jobs, no health care--and many are losing their homes. And as I looked into the faces...

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