Local 888 President Tom McKeever recently met and compared notes with the American Federation of Labor (AFL) president, Liz Shuler. As the first woman president of the AFL, Shuler hit the ground running. Impressed with the progress and leadership President McKeever has provided for his Local 888 members during his first term, Shuler applauded McKeever in attaining higher pay raises, new member recruitment and truly impressive member retention numbers. "Local 888 is in the early stages of a 10-year plan to improve wages and work conditions for 888 members. I will continue to fulfill my promise and spend more time in the field amongst our workers than any president before me," said President Tom McKeever.