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    :: Sunday, July 03, 2005 ::

    Harry Kelber, Veteran Labor Journalist and Educator, To Campaign for Seat on AFL-CIO Executive Council - press release
    Harry Kelber has officially notified AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka that he is a candidate for a seat on the 51-member Executive Council. Kelber, a well-known labor journalist and educator, is the first, and thus far the only, candidate for a position on the Council.

    Kelber's announced candidacy guarantees that there will be an actual election with a printed ballot and secret voting. In the last four elections for officers, the hand-picked Unity slate won all of the Council's 51 seats by default, even though they were unknown to most of the convention delegates who voted for them.
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