Press Release

BAC Congratulates New AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and Leadership

[Washington, D.C.] August 20, 2021 – Tim Driscoll, President of International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC), issued the following statement of congratulations to Liz Shuler and Fred Redmond on their election to President and Secretary-Treasurer respectively of the AFL-CIO.

“Sister Shuler’s commitment to strengthening the voice of union labor -- from the workplace to the halls of Congress – is second to none.  Her passion and work ethic have been rewarded by her peers in electing her as the sixth President of the AFL-CIO, and the first woman to hold that position.

Liz’s roots as a local IBEW organizer have informed her decision-making throughout her career and are central to the vision she brings to leading the federation. Her vital stewardship of the AFL-CIO through two recessions has demonstrated an ability to adapt and thrive during challenging times. While the depth and breadth of her experience in working with numerous affiliates over the years ensures that the varying nature of challenges faced by each affiliate union will inform the goals and strategic programs of the AFL-CIO. I look forward to working with Liz to meet those challenges head-on.   

I also want to congratulate newly elected AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond. A resilient organizer and steadfast leader, Brother Redmond has been a stalwart champion for the rights of working men and women throughout his career. 

On behalf of our Union, I want to congratulate Liz, Fred, and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre. They are a diverse and dynamic leadership team that will work tirelessly to provide a brighter future for all working families.”