2009 AFL–CIO election

The 2009 election for the leadership of the AFL–CIO occurred following the announcement of incumbent president John Sweeney's retirement. The election took place during the 26th AFL–CIO National Convention in Pittsburgh.

The event was preceded by a 2008 speech at which then-Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka had blasted the perceived racism being directed against 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama,[1][2] increasing his profile both inside and outside the labor movement. Trumka, who had served as Secretary-Treasurer since first being elected in 1995, received no contest for the position of president.

Candidates edit

Note: Winning candidates are in bold.
Executive Vice-President

Other electees edit

The total number of vice-presidents of the federation was expanded from 43 (including the Executive Vice-President) to 51.

The following were elected to other vice-presidencies besides the Executive Vice-Presidency:

References edit

  1. ^ Greenhouse, Steven. "Combative Union Leader Steps From the Shadows." New York Times. July 2, 2009.
  2. ^ John Nichols (July 3, 2008). "AFL's Trumka: Labor Must Battle Racism to Elect Obama". Capital Times. Archived from the original on 2009-04-27. Retrieved 2012-02-23.