via Dave Felice:
Date: July 20, 2012
Contact: Sheila Lieder (720) 314-2935
Delegates of the Denver Area Labor Federation (DALF) elected Sheila Lieder as their new President on July 16, 2012. Lieder takes over leadership of the 55,000-member AFL-CIO body after John Fleck, who led the group for over 4 years, stepped down to become the Sheet Metal Workers Local 9 Apprenticeship Coordinator. Sheila assumes leadership of the body immediately.
Sheila Lieder, a 30 year union member of Communications Workers of America Local 7777, has held many positions in her union throughout the years, including her most recent role as the Legislative and Political Director, along with acting as State Coordinator for Legislative and Political Action for CWA. She has also served on DALF’s Executive Board for many years and has been a tireless activist for workers’ rights at all levels of government. DALF's newly elected President is also a leader in the broader community. Sheila serves as the Vice President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, a group that promotes inclusion and leadership development of women in the labor movement.
As the AFL-CIO Central Labor Council for the Denver Metro Area, DALF represents more than 55,000 union members through its political and organizing programs. Founded in 1882, the Federation works with local and national labor and community organizations around policies and initiatives in support of worker rights. This includes support for union organizing, as well as education and endorsement of candidates seeking elected office. DALF also serves as a forum for the labor movement to partner with community organizations on issues that impact all workers, and those that affect union members where they live.