|AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Redmond to Retire from USW
AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond (pictured above), who serves as international vice president of the United Steelworkers (USW), announced on Friday that he will retire from the union on March 31, 2022. Redmond will continue to lead the labor movement as secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, alongside AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler.
Redmond’s career with the USW began in 1973 when he went to work at Reynolds Metal Co. in Chicago. He rose through the ranks and served three terms as president of USW Local 3911 before joining the international’s staff in 1996, where he held various staff and leadership roles. In 2006, Redmond was elected international vice president, where he oversaw the union’s civil and human rights department and worked to advance racial and economic justice.
“The USW and working people across the country owe a great deal of gratitude to Fred,” said USW International President Tom Conway (not pictured). “He has a long history of service to our members and to our communities. He made our union stronger. He’s a tremendous leader, and I know he will continue to be a powerful voice for working people.”