Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Shuler and Redmond Chat With NPR's Gonyea

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Shuler and Redmond Chat With NPR’s Gonyea

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

After being elected at AFL-CIO’s convention last week, President Liz Shuler and Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond spoke with NPR’s Don Gonyea. An excerpt:

Gonyea: In your acceptance speech at the convention you announced the creation of something called the “CTO”…

Shuler: Yes, the Center for Transformational Organizing.

Gonyea: Is that something real or just another call to action?

Shuler: That’s our first 100-day plan. We are committing to organizing a million new members over 10 years so that we can hold each other accountable—year after year after year—with goals that we’ve identified for each union. And that we’re laser-focused on coming together to achieve those goals. And like I said, it’ll be cross-union collaboration, resourcing and investment. And real metrics that are associated with it, because I’m with you, I want results. I don’t want to have broad plans that just get announced and nobody follows up on them. So we have a real commitment with our largest unions.

Read the full interview.

Kenneth Quinnell
Tue, 06/21/2022 – 09:27

Updated: June 26, 2022 — 2:51 pm