Liz Shuler Trade unionist

Liz shuler

Elizabeth H. "Liz" Shuler is an American labor activist and, since September 16, 2009, Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO. She is the first woman and (as of 2009) the youngest person to hold the position of Secretary-Treasurer. She is the highest-ranking woman in the labor federation's history. Her election also marks the first time that two of the three officer positions in the AFL-CIO were held by women. Liz Shuler was born to Lance and Joyce Shuler in 1970. Her father was an electrical lineman for Portland General Electric (PGE), and her mother worked there as a secretary. Although her father was a union member, clerical workers at PG&E were not unionized. Shuler was raised in the town of Gladstone, Oregon, and attended public school in the city. She received her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Oregon in 1992. While in college, she worked summers at PGE and was active in the state Democratic Party. Shuler first became active in union work after college. Her first job was as a union organizer for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 125, working on a campaign to organizer clerical workers at PGE.

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1. University of Oregon Colleges/University

The University of Oregon (UO) is a public, coeducational research university in Eugene, Oregon, United States. The third-oldest public university in the state (behind Western Oregon University and Oregon State University), the UO was founded in 1876 and graduated its first class two years later. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Oregon as a RU/VH (very high research activity) university, the highest classification for an academic institution. It is one of 108 universities to have such a designation. Additionally, the UO is one of only two Association of American Universities members in the Pacific Northwest.

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Type Public university
2012. 494 mil. $
2009. 410 mil. $
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1585 E. 13th Avenue, 97403 - Eugene, Oregon
2013. 20,808
2012. 20,829
2010. 19,528
2009. 18,502
2013. 3,740
2012. 3,702
2010. 3,814
Acceptance rate
2012. 74.2 %
2010. 79.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 9.87 K $
2011. 8.79 K $
2010. 8.19 K $
2009. 7.43 K $
2008. 6.44 K $
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