AFRAM

The National African American Caucus (AFRAM) of the Service Employees Union (SEIU) is committed to enhancing opportunities for education, training, mentorship, leadership development and networking for SEIU members and staff of African descent. It promotes social, economic and political justice within the workplace, our communities, our nation and within our union. They also encourage members to engage in efforts to organize the unorganized and to participate fully in the development and implementation of labor’s political agenda and programs.


AFRAM Meetings & Events

Meets on 2nd Thursday of the month, 5:30-7 p.m. in San Jose.

San Jose: SEIU 521, 2302 Zanker Rd., San Jose
RSVP via MemberLink under the Events tab.
Or: SEIU521.Receptionist@seiu521.org or at (408) 678-3300

Meets on 2nd Saturday of odd months, 3-4 p.m. in Fresno.

Fresno: SEIU 521, 5228 E. Pine Ave., Fresno
RSVP via MemberLink under the Events tab.
Or: Liane.Mazzella@seiu521.org or at (559) 447-2579

Officers

FRESNO OFFICERS

Arvelia Cooper-Whigham, AFRAM Chair & AFRAM Caucus Delegate to the SEIU 521 Executive Board
Rogenia Cox, AFRAM Fresno Co-Chair
Patricia Strattman-Clay, AFRAM Fresno Secretary
Darynn Qualls, AFRAM Fresno Treasurer
Alysia Bonner, AFRAM Fresno Sergeant of Arms

SAN JOSE OFFICERS

Emma Davis, AFRAM San Jose Chair
Marilyn DeRouen, AFRAM San Jose Chair
Maxine King, AFRAM San Jose Secretary

SEIU Local 521 AFRAM – Email: AFRAM@seiu521.org
Web site: http://521.seiu.org/AFRAM

Brochure & Application

Support and Join AFRAM: AFRAM Application (PDF)

AFRAM Bylaws AFRAM SEIU Bylaws (PDF)

AFRAM News

The Top Black Labor Union Leaders
Before sleeping-car porters organized in 1925, most labor unions excluded blacks. Today 20 percent of black workers belong to a union, and black members’ median salary is 36 percent more than that of non-members. The Root celebrates black labor leaders, past and present.
Click here for slideshow.

Mission Statement

The National African American Caucus of the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) engages to promote social, economic and political justice with our workplace, our communities, and our nation within our union.

We encourage our members to organize the unorganized and fully participate in the development and implementation of labor’s political agenda and programs.

History & Purpose

The creation of the African American Caucus within service Employee International Union (SEIU) evolved over several decades via several internal structures. The AFRAM local 521 Santa Clara Chapter was started in 1995.

The National African American Caucus of SEIU is committed to enhancing opportunities for education, training, mentorship, leadership development and networking for SEIU members and staff of African decent.

Visit the national web site for AFRAM: http://aframseiu.org

Meeting Minutes and Reports

2018:

AFRAM Meeting Minutes 3.8.18 (PDF)

2017:
AFRAM Meeting Minutes 1.12.17 (PDF)

2016:
AFRAM Caucus Meeting Minutes 11.10.16 (PDF)
AFRAM Caucus Meeting Minutes 8.11.16 (PDF)
AFRAM Caucus Meeting Minutes 6-4-2016 (PDF)
AFRAM Activity Report April-June 2016 (PDF)
AFRAM Caucus Meeting Minutes 5-12-2016 (PDF)
AFRAM Caucus Meeting Minutes 3.10.16 (PDF)
AFRAM Caucus Meeting Minutes 2-11-2016 (PDF)
AFRAM Caucus Meeting Minutes 1-14-2016
 (PDF)

2015:

AFRAM Activity Report Oct-Dec 2015 (PDF)
AFRAM Meeting Minutes 10-15-2015 (PDF)
AFRAM Caucus Meeting Minutes 9-10-2015 (PDF)
AFRAM Activity Report July-Sept 2015
 (PDF)
AFRAM Caucus Meeting Minutes 8.13.15
 (PDF)
AFRAM Activity Report April-June 2015 (PDF)
No meetings held in May, June and July 2015
AFRAM Caucus Meeting Minutes 4-23-2015
 (PDF)
AFRAM Activity Report Jan-Mar 2015 (PDF)
AFRAM Caucus Meeting Minutes 3-19-2015 (PDF)
AFRAM Caucus Meeting Minutes 2-12-2015 (PDF)
AFRAM Caucus Meeting Minutes 1-8-2015 (PDF)

2014:

AFRAM Western Region Summit Summary 4.25-27.14 (PDF)
AFRAM Activity Report Oct-Dec 2014 (PDF)
AFRAM Activity Report July-Sept 2014 (PDF)
AFRAM Activity Report April-June 2014 (PDF)
AFRAM Caucus Meeting Minutes 6-19-2014 (PDF)
AFRAM Activity Report Jan-March 2014 (PDF)
February 13, 2014 Fresno AFRAM Minutes 2-13-14 (PDF)
January 16, 2014 Fresno AFRAM Minutes 1-16-2014 (PDF)

Archives

AFRAM Black History Month Celebration: Feb. 28 (PDF)


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