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Labor FilmFest 201

10th Annual DC Labor FilmFest

October 12-19, 2010

Organized and presented by the Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO, the Debs-Jones- Douglass Institute and the American Film Institute,
the 2010 DC Labor FilmFest boasts an array of new films and beloved classics about work and workers, from the American office to the far-flung factories of the global economy. For more information, click here.

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AFL-CIO Delegates Elect Trumka, Shuler and Holt Baker

By Seth Michaels
September 16, 2009

Today is a great day at the 2009 AFL-CIO Convention: Delegates just elected a historic ticket. Our new President Richard Trumka will be joined in leadership by two women, Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker. Shuler, 39, is the youngest person ever to become an officer of the AFL-CIO. The dynamic team will lead the union movement into an exciting future.

Trumka, who previously served as AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer, Shuler, formerly the executive assistant to Electrical Workers (IBEW) President Edwin Hill, and Holt Baker, who was re-elected as executive vice president, were voted into office by acclamation this afternoon. Read more...


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