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The other members are John D. Griffith, Duane Benson, Bill McCarthy and Barbara Butts Williams.
Governor Mark Dayton appointed Kelm-Helgen, Griffith and Benson, and Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak appointed McCarthy and Butts Williams.
Since 2002, Mr. McCarthy has served as the elected President of the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO.
represents 75,000 workers from more than 125 affiliated unions, including construction workers, teachers, nurses, service workers and others.
Mr. McCarthy grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota and attended Jefferson High School.
After high school, he enlisted in the Army and served in Vietnam.
Following military service, he attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Studies.
Mr. McCarthy became actively involved with the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees union while working as a part-time bartender.
From 1987 to 2002, he worked initially as a Business Agent and later as the elected President for HERE Local 17.
Since 2002, Mr. McCarthy has served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Twin Cities United Way.
Additionally, He is Chairman of the Board for Working Partnerships, Inc., a 501(c)(3) he founded in 2006 to serve union members in need and their families.
In March 2012, Mr. McCarthy
was named as the winner of a national United Way award for labor leadership, the Joseph A. Beirne Community Services Award.
, 59, lives in Blaine with his
wife Marie and has two grown daughters and five grandchildren.
McCarthy elected next ...
McCarthy elected next president of Minnesota AFL-CIO
The Minnesota AFL-CIO
General Board on Tuesday elected Bill McCarthy
to head the state labor federation.
McCarthy is currently president of the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, an umbrella organization of Minneapolis area local unions that he has headed since 2002.
will be sworn in Oct. 13 to succeeding retiring Minnesota AFL-CIO
President Shar Knutson.
A Minneapolis native, McCarthy joined Local 17 of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees union in 1985.
He eventually was elected president of the local and led hundreds of Minneapolis hotel workers in their strike in 2000.
McCarthy also is a board member of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, which is building and will operate the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
Minneapolis RLF Officers, Board and Staff
President Bill McCarthy
is a Minneapolis native, a Vietnam War veteran and a University of Minnesota
He joined Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Local 17 in 1985, became a business representative and then was elected president of the local.
As president, Bill helped lead support for the Holiday Inn Express workers and led hundreds of Minneapolis hotel workers in their landmark strike in 2000.
Serving since 2002 as the elected President of the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, Bill McCarthy is committed to ensuring that all workers earn a living wage, receive health and retirement benefits, and most importantly, are treated with dignity and respect.
Bill currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Working Partnerships, Inc., a nonprofit he founded in 2006 to serve union members in need and their families.
Additionally, Bill serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Twin Cities United Way, In March 2012, Bill was named as the winner of a national United Way award for labor leadership, the Joseph A. Beirne Community Services Award.
Bill also currently serves as Vice Chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, established by the legislature in 2012 and charged with the design, construction and operation of the new multi-purpose stadium which will replace the Metrodome and house the Minnesota Vikings.
Bill is a board member of Meet Minneapolis, Convention + Visitors Association, which works to market, sell and maximize the visitor experience of Minneapolis for the economic benefit of our community
is committed to organizing, mobilizing and reaching out to community allies to build partnerships to create good jobs and strong communities.
William McCarthy, President
William McCarthy, President
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