AFTRA president one of 51 selected

Roberta Reardon, president of the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, has been selected as one of the 51 VPs who make up the AFL-CIO Executive Council.

The move came Wednesday at the AFL-CIO’s convention in Pittsburgh, where delegates formally elected Richard Trumka as the AFL-CIO’s first new president in 14 years to replace John Sweeney.

Reardon was nominated for the post by Matt Loeb, president of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. She was re-elected to a two-year term as AFTRA president last month without opposition following a term that saw AFTRA gain jurisdiction over nearly all new primetime pilots due to SAG’s contract stalemate.

“I am profoundly honored to have been elected to serve on the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest labor federation representing more than 11 million workers in 56 national and international labor unions,” Reardon said Wednesday.

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