Schaitberger Elected to AFL-CIO Executive Council
|Reprinted from the IAFF|
|IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger was unanimously elected to the AFL-CIO Executive Council at the councils Jan. 9 meeting. Schaitbergers election gives the IAFF a powerful voice at the highest levels of the federation, where policies are made and priorities are set for the labor movement.
With a seat on the executive council, Ill work to make sure that the AFL-CIO focuses on and promotes the issues important to the IAFF and its members, Schaitberger said. Professional fire fighters and paramedics will have a seat at the table when the labor movement maps out its plans and strategies.
As a member of the executive council, Schaitberger will serve as a vice president of the AFL-CIO. The motion to seat Schaitberger on the council was made be AFL-CIO President John Sweeney.