INDIANA STATE AFL-CIO

Brett Voorhies

Born and raised in Indiana in a labor family, Brett learned early in life the value of hard-work and dogged determination.

Brett started on the shop floor at Rexnord/Link Belt in Indianapolis as a proud member of the United Steelworkers (USW). Brett worked hard and eventually held the position of Shop Steward. His natural leadership abilities led him to serve on numerous committees including the safety and legislative committees. Brett also served as Editor of his local union newsletter.

Brett's proven leadership qualities on the shop floor led to a staff position as the Legislative and Political Coordinator for Indiana and Illinois for USW, District 7. Brett held that position for over ten years.

Brett was elected President of the Central Indiana Labor Council (CILC) in 2011. Under his leadership, the CILC increased member voter turnout to a all-time record high of 78.4%. In 2013, once again under Brett's leadership the CILC developed the incredibly popular inaugural Labor Fest Labor Day celebration in Indianapolis.

In December of 2013, citing the need to chart a brighter future for Indiana unions and the working families they represent, he was elected President of the Indiana AFL-CIO at its 28th Biannual State Convention.

 

 

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