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Union Free Radio
Aug 24, 2021
Union Free Radio, Ep 13: SSDD—The AFL-CIO’s New President, Renaming the PRO Act & The Truth About CEO Pay
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<h3><strong>Last week, the nation's union bosses selected a new AFL-CIO president. For those who were hoping for a union movement that is less reliant on politics, it doesn’t appear that’s going to be happening anytime soon</strong></h3><!--more-->

Last Friday, the AFL-CIO Executive Council---the 'board of directors' for the nation's largest union federation---selected Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler to replace Richard Trumka, who died earlier this month from an apparent heart attack.

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By choosing Shuler and, as well based on her first interview, the federation signaled its continuation of focusing on political outcomes, as opposed to 'self reliance.'

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In this episode of Union Free Radio, host Peter List covers Shuler's stated direction for the union federation, as well as covers how AFL-CIO misleads the public about CEO Pay.

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<strong>For prior episodes of Union Free Radio, go <a href="https://laborunionreport.com/category/union-free-radio/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong>

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<strong>Links to articles and sources cited in this podcast:</strong>

<ul> <li><A href='https://laborunionreport.com/2021/08/11/peter-list-kulture-union-free-radio-ep-12-trumkas-successor-vaccine-mandates/'>Union Free Radio, Ep. 12: Richard Trumka's Successor & Vaccine Mandates</A></li>

<li><A href='https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/08/20/liz-shuler-elected-afl-cios-first-woman-president/'>Liz Shuler elected as AFL-CIO’s first woman president - The Washington Post</A></li>

<li><A href='https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-20/afl-cio-s-shuler-says-priority-is-overhaul-of-u-s-labor-laws'>AFL-CIO’s Shuler Says Priority Is Overhaul of U.S. Labor Laws - Bloomberg</A></li>

<li><A href='https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/22/us/politics/biden-democrats-afghanistan-virus-midterms.html'>As Biden Faces a Political Crisis, His Party Looks On in Alarm - The New York Times</A></li>

<li><A href='https://laborunionreport.com/2021/07/19/fact-top-afl-cio-union-fat-cats-rake-in-more-than-average-ceos-in-u-s/'>FACT: Top AFL-CIO Union Fat Cats Rake In More Than Average CEOs In U.S.</A></li></ul>

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