135 S Monroe St
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Representing over 600,000 workers in 500 local labor unions and labor councils.
The Florida AFL-CIO is a member-driven organization based on democratic principles. The governing body is the state Biennial Convention, held on odd-numbered years. In even-numbered years, a COPE (Committee on Political Education) Endorsing Convention is held to consider political endorsements and support or oppose constitutional ballot initiatives and legislative issues. These Conventions establish the principles and policies that guide the Florida AFL-CIO on policy and organizational choices.
Every four years, the Biennial Convention elects the President and Secretary-Treasurer who are the Executive Officers. Every two years at the Biennial Convention, District Vice-Presidents, Union Vice-Presidents and Vice-Presidents-at-Large are elected. The Vice-Presidents and the Executive Officers constitute the Executive Board of the Florida AFL-CIO. Between conventions, the Executive Board is the governing body.
Mike Williams, President
Mike Williams worked for fifteen years as an electrician and later became the Business Manager of his Local, IBEW 177, based in Jacksonville. Eight years later, Mike went on to serve as President of the Florida Building Trades Council.
In 2009, Mike was elected President of the Florida AFL-CIO.
Brian Dempsey, Treasurer
Brian has been a member of the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Local 1821 at Lockheed Martin since 1985. During his time with the UAW, Brian served as shop steward, bargaining chair, and President of his local. Brian also served on the UAW Aerospace Council Executive Board.
Outside of his local, Dempsey worked for the larger community of North Central Florida, as the Recording Secretary and Political Coordinator for North Central Florida Central Labor Council, in addition to serving as the North Florida Zone Governance Chairperson for Zone 1.
Brian was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Florida AFL-CIO in 2009. In his current position, Dempsey oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization and manages a staff of nine.
(Please See Appendix 1 for a list of Vice Presidents and their contact information)
A thorough search reveals an absence of direct involvement with issues of global warming and climate change for the FL AFL-CIO. There is absolutely no reference to these issues on the organization’s own (unsearchable) website.
However, the FL AFL-CIO does publish articles from progressive news sources in “E-messenger,” its electronic newsletter. E-messenger “details and highlights upcoming events or important links for activists to take notice of, while also supplying readers with current news that is important to working families.” Some of its articles are related to climate and environmental issues.
One such article, “How EPA Climate Protection Can Be America’s Greatest Jobs Producer” written by collaboration between Alternet and GlobalPossibilities.org, states that “the economic threat of climate change isn’t limited to hurricanes. Heat waves increase energy costs and cause droughts, which kill crops and increase food prices. Floods destroy houses, businesses, and infrastructure. Closed businesses and lost earnings represent an economic loss that can never be recovered.” However, the FL AFL-CIO is not quoted as supporting such EPA measures in the newsletter.
Ultimately, the Floridians of the AFL-CIO have little to say about climate change despite that fact that their state is likely to be affected sooner than most other states. Sea level rise of more than 6 feet by 2100, with levels expected to rise faster along the U.S. East Coast than in any other densely populated part of the world. The first 40 inches of rise alone would flood 13,000 square miles of the US, forcing Southern Louisiana and South Florida to be abandoned.
Appendix 1: Vice Presidents
Yolanda Anderson, Vice President at Large Kimberly Bowles, Vice President at Large
AFT #7449 IATSE #631
914 Charles St 5385 Conroy Rd. #200
Orlando, FL 32808 Orlando, FL 32811
Ph: 407-317-3963 FAX: 407-317-3771 Ph: 407-422-2747 x12 FAX: 407-843-9170
Cell: 407-403-1046 Cell: 321-230-0161
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: KABowles@iatselocal631.com
Terrie Brady, Union Vice President Joe Brennan, District Vice President
AFT #3326 IBEW # 1191
1735 Edgewood Ave 1901 SW Michelangelo Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32205 Port St. Lucie, FL 34953
Ph: 904-396-4063 FAX: 904-396-9389 Ph: 772-342-3838 FAX:
Cell: 904-571-2707 Cell: 772-342-3838
Email: DTUTBrady@aol.com Email: email@example.com
Ellis Canty, District Vice President J.B. Clark, Union Vice President
ILA #1416 IBEW #349
816 N.W. 2nd Ave. 2071 Cynthia Dr.
Miami, FL 33136 Tallahassee, FL 32303
Ph: 305-371-6781 FAX: 305-374-7646 Ph: 850/224-6926 FAX: 850/224-2266
Cell: 305-525-2573 Cell: 850/556-8143
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Clara Y Cook, Union Vice President Walter Crosson, District Vice President
AFT #3616 IBEW #759
213 S. Adams St. 1700 NW 66th Ave. #100-C
Tallahassee, FL 32301 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33313
Ph: 850-222-4767 FAX: 850-222-1840 Ph: 954/327-9007 FAX: 954/327-9081
Cell: 850-510-7475 Cell: 954-629-9118
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Damon Davis, District Vice President Brian Dempsey, Secretary-Treasurer
AFT #7463 UAW #1821
403 NW 68th Ave. #206 135 S. Monroe St.
Plantation, FL 33317 Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph: 954-201-6539 FAX: 954-20-6238 Ph: 850-224-6926 FAX: 850-224-2266
Cell: 954-816-8701 Cell: 352-216-4687
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Viviene Dixon-Shim, District Vice President Pat Emmert, District Vice President
AFSCME #1363 Ironworkers #402
99 NW 183rd St. #224 1001 W. 15th St.
Miami, FL 33169 Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Ph: 305-651-6617 FAX: 605-651-1740 Ph: 561-841-8626 FAX: 561-842-7652
Cell: 786-295-1095 Cell: 561-801-6102
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Andy Ford, Union Vice President Tony Fransetta, FLARA Vice President
AFT #3326 UAW #1821
213 S. Adams St. 12059 Sunset Point Ct.
Tallahassee, FL 32301 Wellington, FL 33414
Ph: 850-222-4767 FAX: 850-222-1840 Ph: 561-792-8799 FAX: 561-792-8797
Cell: 850-510-4593 Cell: 561-386-7047
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: FloridaARA@aol.com
Steve Hall, Union Vice President Russell Harper, District Vice President
IUPAT District Council #78 IBEW #177
2153 W. Oak Ridge Rd. 966 Liberty St.
Orlando, FL 32309 Jacksonville, FL 32206
Ph: 407-852-3977 FAX: 407-856-8135 Ph: 904-355-4569 FAX: 904-353-8064
Cell: 407-832-7187 Cell: 904-588-4855
Email: email@example.com Email: Russell_Harper@ibew177.org
Karen Hazlett, District Vice President Nelly Henjes, Union Vice President
CWA #3106 AFT #7453
1126 Palm Circle North. 650 Seminole Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32250 Largo, FL 33770
Ph: 904-249-0375 FAX: 904-384-3106 727-585-6518 FAX: 727-586-6722
Cell: 904-234-2780 Cell: 727-692-1197
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Ralph Hill, District Vice President Walter Ilczyszyn, District Vice President
IBEW #1205 IUPAT #2301
1541 Proctor St P.O. Box 151116
Tallahassee, FL 32303 Cape Coral, FL 33915
Ph: 850-544-1085 FAX: Ph: 239-633-6108 FAX: 239-574-0882
Cell: 850-544-1085 Cell: 239-633-6108
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Fedrick Ingram, Union Vice President Jennifer Kenny, District Vice President
AFT #1974 IBEW #606
9830 SW 3rd St. 3358 Cedar Springs Pl.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33025 Winter Park, FL 32792
Ph: 305-854-0220 x217 FAX: 786-594-0217 Ph: 321-277-9385 FAX: 407-896-7274
Cell: Cell: 321-277-9385
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
James Lingley, District Vice President Glynda Linton, Constituency Group Vice President
IAM #2757 APRI
5220 Arrowhead Rd. 1700 NW 66th Ave
Pensacola, FL 32507 Plantation, FL 33313
Ph: 850-261-6512 FAX: 239-574-0882 Ph: 954-797-7575 FAX:
Cell: 850-261-6512 Cell: 954-648-5571
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: Glynda.Linton@federationmembers.org
Andy Madtes, Union Vice President Joanne McCall, Union Vice President
UNITE-HERE #355 AFT #7464
9830 SW 3rd St. 213 S. Adams St.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33025 Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph: 305-614-0377 FAX: 305-620-0424 Ph: 850-224-1953 FAX: 850-222-1840
Cell: Cell: 850-510-1153
Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen McCann, Union Vice President Luis Meurice, District Vice President
AFT #3749 ILA #1922
3708 NW 28th Terrace 1007 North America Way #407
Gainesville, FL 32605 Miami, FL 33132
Ph: 352-222-8215 FAX: Ph: 305-798-5846 FAX: 305-379-5227
Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Ortis, Union Vice President John Parker, Vice President at Large
Machinists #368 SMWIA #435
1321 NW 114th Ave. 1435 Naldo Ave.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026 Jacksonville, FL 32207
Ph: 954-224-4477 FAX: 954-704-1033 Ph: 904-398-1838 FAX: 904-396-8657
Cell: 954-224-4477 Cell: 904-613-1623
Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Darryl “Mike D” Payne, Constituency Group VP Gail Marie Perry, Union Vice President
CBTU & ILA #1526 CWA #3104
PO Box 8303 PO Box 1766
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33310 Pompano Beach, FL 33061
Ph: 954-804-3350 FAX: 954-463-2531 Ph: 954-850-4055 FAX: 954-970-3101
Cell: 954-850-1146 Cell: 954-850-4055
Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Pittman, Union Vice President Kathy Pogas, Union Vice President
AFT #7418 APWU #1672
PO Box 1766 39 Ocean Terrace W.
Pensacola, FL 32503 Ormond Beach, FL 32503
Ph: 850-476-2906 FAX: 850-477-4341 Ph: 386-451-3934 FAX:
Cell: 850-261-8610 Cell:
Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Claudie Pouncey, District Vice President Robert Prunn, District Vice President
IBEW #2088 IBEW #824
P.O. Box 3787 6603 E Chelsea St..
Cocoa, FL 32927 Tampa, FL 33511
Ph: 321-631-0110 FAX: 321-631-0103 Ph: 813-626-5136 FAX: 813-621-0766
Cell: 321-298-9590 Cell: 813-541-5930
Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Reynolds, Union Vice President Victoria Rodriguez, Union Vice President
Fed. Of Public Employees AFT #3616
1700 N.W. 66th Ave. #100. 371 Midway Rd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33313 Ft. Pierce, FL 34982
Ph: 954-797-7575 x221 FAX: 954-327-2089 Ph: 772-464-6430 FAX: 772-464-7446
Cell: 954-629-2917 Cell: 772-979-0057
Email: TaFlaco@aol.com Email: email@example.com
Avon Sansone, District Vice President Pat Santeramo, District Vice President
AFGE #2014 AFT #1975
3696 Mykonos Ct 6000 N. University Dr.
Boca Raton, FL 33487 Tamarac, FL 33321
Ph: 561-350-8006 FAX: Ph: 954-486-6250 x238 FAX: 954-739-1803
Cell: Cell: 954-258-4495
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Gerry Showers, District Vice President Roy Sorensen, District Vice President
IUPAT #88 IATSE #412
2153 W. Oakridge Rd. P.O. Box 1307
Orlando, FL 32809 Tallevast, FL 324270
Ph: 863-244-3751 FAX: 407-856-8135 Ph: 941-914-1553 FAX:
Cell: 863-244-3751 Cell: 941-914-1553
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Andrew Spar, Union Vice President Stacy Stepanovich, District Vice President
AFT #1605 UAW #2278
1381 Educators Rd PO Box 2
Daytona Beach, FL 32124 St. Marks, FL 32355
Ph: 386-238-1605 FAX: 386-238-0206 Ph: 386-235-5751 FAX:
Cell: 386-295-9450 Cell: 386-235-5751
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Martha Stevens, Vice President at Large Lorraine Tuliano, Union Vice President
ATU #1464 AFGE #2113
PO Box 2558 112 S. Palermo Ave.
Tampa, FL 33601 Orlando, FL 32825
Ph: 813-877-0402 FAX: 813-877-2560 Ph: 321-695-1873 FAX: 407-380-8820
Cell: 813-482-2048 Cell: 321-695-1873
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Archie Ware, Vice President at Large Roy Weatherford, Union Vice President
SIU AFT #7463
3315 Liberty St. 5425 County Road 579
Jacksonville, FL 32206 Seffner, FL 33584
Ph: 904-353-0987 FAX: 904-355-4347 Ph: 813-240-4101 FAX:
Cell: 904-214-7870 Cell: 813-240-4101
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Lynne Webb, District Vice President Carol Westman, District Vice President
AFT #3600 UAW #1821
PO Box 1098 PO Box 830628
Land O’Lakes, FL 34639 Ocala, FL 34483
Ph: 813-996-2119 FAX: 813-996-6693 Ph: 352-687-5343 FAX: 352-687-5454
Cell: 813-482-6240 Cell: 352-216-2956
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Patty White, Constituency Group VP Debra Wilhelm, Union Vice President
CLUW & CWA 3108 AFT #7451
2920 Raeford Rd. 16745 W. Mayfair Dr.
Orlando, FL 32806 Loxahatchee, FL 33470
Ph: 407-325-1713 FAX: 850-224-2266 Ph: 561-906-2254 FAX:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: Rd5wilhelm@aol.com
Mike Williams, President Jeanette Wynn, Union Vice President
IBEW #177 AFSCME Cncl #79
135 S. Monroe St. 3064 Highland Oaks Terr.
Tallahassee, FL 32301 Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph: 850-224-6926 FAX: 850-224-2266 Ph: 850-222-0842 FAX: 850-224-2961
Cell: 850-556-2966 Cell: 850-251-7999
Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org