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After being elected at AFL-CIO's convention last week, President Liz Shuler and Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond spoke with NPR's Don Gonyea. An excerpt:
Gonyea: In your acceptance speech at the convention you announced the creation of something called the "CTO"...
Shuler: Yes, the Center for Transformational Organizing.
Gonyea: Is that something real or just another call to action?
Shuler: That's our first 100-day plan. We are committing to organizing a million new members over 10 years so that we can hold each other accountable—year after year after year—with goals that we've identified for each union. And that we're laser-focused on coming together to achieve those goals. And like I said, it'll be cross-union collaboration, resourcing and investment. And real metrics that are associated with it, because I'm with you, I want results. I don't want to have broad plans that just get announced and nobody follows up on them. So we have a real commitment with our largest unions.