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Highlights of the 2017 National AFL-CIO Convention
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Highlights of the 2017 National AFL-CIO Convention

Convention delegates unanimously re-elected Richard Trumka of the United Mine Workers as president, Liz Shuler of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers as secretary-treasurer and Tefere Gebre of United Food and Commercial Workers as executive vice president of the national AFL-CIO. Also elected were 55 vice presidents who make up the Executive Council Executive Council….

Building-Trades Unions Back Maglev Proposal
Building Trades, Features, Labor News Briefs, National, Transportation

Building-Trades Unions Back Maglev Proposal

BALTIMORE, Md.—The North American Building Trades Unions has endorsed building a high-speed maglev train route between Baltimore and Washington, the federation announced this week, after Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail, the proposed plan’s developer, signed a memorandum of understanding agreeing to use union labor to build and maintain the $10 billion project.

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