Largest public worker union elects new leader

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email


Lee Saunders was elected president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. He had been the union's No.2 official and becomes its first African-American president.

Saunders takes over from Gerald McEntee, the legendary leader who over 31 years built the union into a political powerhouse. Saunders says he wants to mobilize members to better promote the work that public servants do. The union has about 1.3 million active members, but has lost about 10 percent of its ranks since 2009.

Saunders defeated rival Danny Donohue with 54 percent of the vote.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 159963565 - wndu.com/a?a=159963565