Betty Tianti - Connecticut AFL-CIO


Betty Tianti (1929-1994)

The nation's first woman president of a state AFL-CIO (Inducted 1994)

Betty Tianti became the first woman to head a labor federation when she was elected president of the AFL-CIO in Connecticut in 1985. In 1988, she was appointed to be Connecticut’s first female Commissioner of Labor. She also served on the Governor's Committee on the Status of Women and the Committee on Objective Job Evaluations and Pay Equity.  The present home of the Connecticut AFL-CIO is located at 56 Town Line Road in Rocky Hill.

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