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UWUA’s Mike Langford joins Bank of Labor’s Board of Directors

December 19, 2018


Bob McCall
Bank of Labor


D. Michael Langford

KANSAS CITY, Kansas, Dec. 19, 2018 — Bank of Labor today announced that D. Michael Langford, National President of the Utility Workers Union of America, has been elected to the bank’s board of directors.

Langford began his career in 1978 with the Detroit Edison Company and is a graduate of Wayne State University Labor School. He held a variety of union offices before his election, in 2006, as the UWUA’s National President. He was re-elected to that office in 2011 and 2015.

“Mike is a superb addition to Bank of Labor’s board of directors,” said Newton B. Jones, the bank’s CEO and Chairman of the Board (and International President of the Boilermakers union). “He is not only a proven union leader, but he also is adept at building relationships and working across the table for the benefit of all parties. His integrity, vision and communication skills match well with the mission of our bank and its service to the labor community.”

Langford sits on the AFL-CIO Executive Council; the Executive Committee for the Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO; the Advisory Board of American Income Life; the Executive Board of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance; and the Executive Board of the Blue-Green Alliance.

Among his many achievements, Langford was presented the Federal Mediation Conciliation Services’ 2016 Director’s Award for Excellence. The award was presented to him and to the CEO of American Water for their cooperative approach to rebuilding the national water infrastructure with public-private partnership and improving the safety of American Water employees through enhanced training.

Langford is a strong proponent of durable and sustainable physical and human utility infrastructures that deliver safe, reliable, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly utility services. He is a national leader advocating for decarbonization and serves on the National Carbon Capture Leadership Council.

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Published on the Web: December 20, 2018

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