Executive Director Frank Moroney Elected AFSCME International Vice President 12/12/2012

Council 93 has a new leader on the AFSCME International Executive Board.  Executive Director Frank Moroney has been chosen by Council 93 members to fill the vacant International Vice President seat for the Northern New England region. Moroney was nominated for the position last month by a unanimous vote of the AFSCME Local 804 Executive Board.  He will fill the remainder of a four-year term that will expire in 2016.

 A union leader and activist for more than four decades, Moroney received a congratulatory call yesterday from AFSCME International President Lee Saunders, informing him that he was unopposed in the election process to fill the vacant position and would be seated on the board immediately.

 “I can’t think of a better person to represent us on the International Executive Board or a better time to send Frank Moroney to Washington,” said Council 93 President Charlie Owen, who also serves as President of Local 804. “With the recent election of Lee Saunders as International President and the recent appointment of Frank as our Executive Director, we now have bold new leadership at the International and Council level. It’s good to know that these two great leaders will be working even more closely together for the betterment of our Council and AFSCME members across the nation.”

President Owen’s colleagues on the Council 93 Executive board share his enthusiasm and his confidence in Executive Director Moroney.  Earlier this month, the board voted unanimously to support Frank for the International Vice President seat and, in another unanimous vote, approved a three-year extension of his contract as the Executive Director. 

“I am truly honored by the strong support I received and continue to receive from of our Executive Board and our members,” said Moroney.  “This is a challenging time for our union both here in the Council 93 region and across the country.  But it is also a time of great opportunity and hope for the future.  AFSCME just executed one of the most impressive political action campaigns in the history of organized labor resulting in the re-election of President Obama and the election of new leaders in Congress like Elizabeth Warren.  As an International Vice President, I look forward to directing that same energy and strength into improved representation and service for our members.”