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 Fresno and San Jose via video conference.

Fresno: SEIU 521, 5228 E. Pine Ave., Fresno
RSVP (Dinner provided): Liane.Mazzella@seiu521.org or at (559) 447-2560

San Jose: SEIU 521, 2302 Zanker Rd., San Jose
RSVP (Dinner provided): Kelly.West@seiu521.org or at (408) 678-3300

2017 Meetings: Mar 8 | Apr. 13 | May 11 | June 8 | July 13 | Aug. 10 | Sept. 14 | Oct. 12 | Nov. 9 | Dec 14

Officers Contact Information

Arvelia Cooper-Whigham, AFRAM Caucus Delegate to the SEIU 521 Executive Board

Marilyn DeRouen, AFRAM San Jose Chair
Via Cooper-Whigham, AFRAM Fresno Chair

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

Brochure & Application

Learn more about SEIU Local 521 AFRAM: AFRAM Brochure (PDF)

Support and Join AFRAM: AFRAM Application 2016 (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

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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