Largest U.S. labor organization elects first female president
The largest U.S. labor organization on Friday elected Liz Shuler as its first female president.
The big picture: The AFL-CIO also elected Fred Redmond to serve as secretary-treasurer, making him the first Black person to hold the organization's No. 2 post.
State of play: Shuler is replacing Richard Trumka, who served as president from 2009 until his death earlier this month from a heart attack at the age of 72.
What they're saying: "This is a moment for us to lead societal transformations — to leverage our power to bring women and people of color from the margins to the center — at work, in our unions and in our economy, and to be the center of gravity for incubating new ideas that will unleash unprecedented union growth," Shuler said following her election.