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48 SAG-AFTRA | Summer 2022 | SAG-AFTRA Helps Build the Movement to Meet the Moment become the first woman elected AFL-CIO president and first Black secretary-treasurer of the union, respectively. Former SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris was reelected to the AFL-CIO's Executive Council as vice president. The SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia Local played host to the union's convention delegation, which included Carteris; Executive Vice President Ben Whitehair; Secretary-Treasurer Joely Fisher; Vice President, New York Ezra Knight; Vice President, Actors/Performers William Charlton; Vice President, Broadcasters Bob Butler; Vice President, Recording Artists/ Singers Janice Pendarvis; Philadelphia Local President Nicole Izanec; National Clockwise from top left, Executive Vice President Ben Whitehair addresses the convention; SAG-AFTRA member Howie Mandel holoports in to greet delegates and is joined by EVP Whitehair, National Executive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland and Proto's Director of Operations Noah Rothstein; the election of AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond makes history; and SAG-AFTRA Secretary-Treasurer Joely Fisher channels Norma Rae at the SAG-AFTRA convention booth. KEITH MELLNICK/AFL-CIO T he 29th AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention was held in Philadelphia June 12–15, bringing delegates nationwide together for the first time since 2017. Themed "Building the Movement to Meet the Moment" and featuring guest speakers including U.S. President Joe Biden, U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Georgia candidate for governor Stacey Abrams, the convention emphasized expanding on the momentum the labor movement has built over the past year. Delegates representing 57 unions — SAG-AFTRA among them — and 12.5 million workers made history in electing Liz Shuler and Fred Redmond to AFL-CIO: ORGANIZE AND RISE!

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