Indiana AFL-CIO president re-elected at union's convention

Updated 10/4/2017 4:10 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- The president of the Indiana AFL-CIO has been re-elected to a new term leading the 300,000-member labor union organization.

The union says Brett Voorhies was re-elected during its three-day convention that wrapped up Wednesday in Indianapolis. Shawn Christ won election to a full term as the group's secretary-treasurer.

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Voorhies was first elected as the state AFL-CIO leader in 2013 when he defeated then-president Nancy Guyott (GUY'-aht).

That came after Statehouse protests organized by the AFL-CIO in 2011 and 2012 weren't successful in stopping passage of the state's right-to-work law by the Republican-dominated Legislature. The law prohibits businesses and unions from reaching agreements that require all workers to pay union dues.

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