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11.12.18

GAO Employees Organization Holds Its Annual Member Meeting, Honors La Due Lake

This week in Washington, DC, members of the GAO Employees Organization (IFPTE Local 1921) gathered for the union’s annual membership meeting and conference. The conference theme was, “Are Unions Going Back to the Future? The Decline and Rise of Organized Labor in the U.S.,” and highlighted a panel discussion that included Executive Director of the American Prospect, Harold Meyerson, Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) Organizing Director, Joe Burns, and IFPTE Secretary-Treasurer/Legislative Director, Matt Biggs.

The meeting also served as an opportunity for both the IFPTE International and the Local to honor President Ron La Due Lake, who has lead the Local for the last ten years. La Due Lake, who has also served on IFPTE's Finance Committee during the past several conventions, became the Local’s first president shortly after it was founded in 2007.

IFPTE President Paul Shearon commented, saying that, “Ron has been a one of IFPTE’s top Local leaders, and has been an invaluable asset to the entire International and our tens of thousands of members. All of us in the IFPTE family thank him for his service to our union and the labor movement, and wish him well.” Ron was presented with awards from both the Local and the International.

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FLASHBACK:
9/21/2007 – GAO employees vote to form 1st labor union in agency history (The Hill)

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