AFSCME International President Lee Saunders (right) administers the oath of office for International Vice Presidents to Council 93 Executive Director Frank Moroney.
Council 93 Executive Director Frank Moroney's recent election to the AFSCME International Executive Board was formalized today at a swearing in ceremony with AFSCME International President Lee Saunders in Washington, DC.
President Saunders administered the oath of office to Moroney during a meeting of the AFSCME International Executive Board.
While Moroney has been serving as the International Vice President (IVP) from Northern New England since December, today marked the first executive board meeting since his election.
"It is truly a pleasure to welcome Frank Moroney as our newest International Vice President," said AFSCME International President Lee Saunders.
For many years now, AFSCME members in Northern New England have benefitted from Frank Moroney
watching their backs.
Now, every AFSCME member in the country will benefit from Frank's leadership, knowledge and fighting spirit."
A union leader and activist for more than four decades, Moroney
was nominated last November to fill the vacant IVP position by a unanimous vote of the AFSCME Local 804 Executive Board.
After facing no opposition during the nomination period, he
received a congratulatory call from President Saunders in December informing him he
was elected to fill the remainder of a four-year term that will expire in 2016.
While he has been an active and vocal IVP since his first day on the job, today was the first meeting of the International Executive Board since Moroney's election and his first opportunity to meet with all of his colleagues in a formal setting.
"It is truly an honor and a privilege to be part of the AFSCME International Executive Board," said Moroney
"Our members are the backbone of public services in Massachusetts," said AFSCME Council 93 Executive Director Frank Moroney.