Statement by International Union of Painters and Allied Trades General President James A. Williams on the Newly Elected Leadership of the AFL-CIO September 16, 2009
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by International Union of Painters and Allied Trades General President James A. Williams:
"The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades congratulates Richard Trumka, Liz Shuler and Arlene Holt Baker on their historic election to lead the AFL-CIO. The wealth of experience, energy and dedication between the three will serve working families well in the years to come.
"I can think of no other voice in the labor movement that has the same strength as Richard Trumka's to rise above the everyday chatter of politics as usual in Washington, DC and make certain the needs and of rights workers - organized and unorganized - in America are heard.
"The men and women of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades look forward to being a part of the Trumka team as we work with the White House, Congress and employers to get America working again."
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades represents over 140,000 men and women in North America. Our trades include industrial, commercial and residential painting, glazing, drywall finishing and floor covering.
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