First! Shirley Carr elected president of the Canadian Labour Congress

Announcement Date: 1986

Shirley Carr was elected as the the first woman president of the Canadian Labour Congress in 1986. Carr became active as a member of CUPE Local 133 in Niagara and in 1969, became general vice-president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). She was elected to the position of Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) in 1974, moving up to Secretary-Treasurer in 1984.