Amy Rueff


Amy is the Resource Director for the Illinois AFL-CIO.  This job allows her the opportunity to work with unions throughout the state of Illinois.  She coordinates activities with twenty-two central labor councils, twenty building and construction trade councils and twelve AFL-CIO Community Services Liaisons.  Her duties include development of educational trainings, seminars and conferences for the state organization as well as involvement in mobilizing around community and political campaigns.  She has been a union member for 34 years and is currently a member of Laborers Local 362.

In 1986, Amy began her career at Illinois Power at the Clinton Nuclear Power Station where she worked as a Word Processor Operator and Administrative Clerk.  She was a member of IBEW Local 1306 and served as chief steward, unit recorder, vice president, executive board member and was the youngest President ever elected at the age of 28.  In 1996, she was selected to serve as the AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison with United Way and Decatur Trades & Labor Assembly.  She was selected as Grand Marshal in the Decatur Labor Day parade in 1998; Decatur’s Top 50 Leaders by the Herald & Review in 1999; YWCA’s Woman of Excellence Labor Award in 2000 and Labor’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.  Additionally she co-founded the Michael E. Shampine Scholarship and We Are One Community, a charitable organization of working families in Macon County.  She serves as a delegate to Decatur Trades & Labor Assembly representing Laborers Local 362 and has served as Treasurer and Legislative chair of the organization for more than 16 years.  She is also an elected Decatur Township Trustee.