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File #: 0028X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/18/2019 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 1/28/2019 Final action: 1/30/2019
Title: To Recognize and Congratulate Pierrette “Petee” Talley on being the recipient of the B. Marie Clarke Community Service Award upon the Occasion of the 32nd Annual Labor Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Michael Stinziano, Priscilla Tyson
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To Recognize and Congratulate Pierrette “Petee” Talley on being the recipient of the B. Marie Clarke Community Service Award upon the Occasion of the 32nd Annual Labor Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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WHEREAS, Petee's career in the labor movement began with AFSCME in Toledo, Ohio. Petee has held several positions with the AFSCME union including the international union’s political and legislative director in Michigan, before her appointment by the national AFL-CIO in Columbus, Ohio in 1999 where she became the Ohio Director of Field Mobilization. Petee was elected to become the Secretary - Treasurer of Ohio AFL-CIO in 2002; and

WHEREAS, Petee's career in the labor movement began with AFSCME in Toledo, Ohio. Petee has held several positions with the AFSCME union including the international union’s political and legislative director in Michigan, before her appointment by the national AFL-CIO in Columbus, Ohio in 1999 where she became the Ohio Director of Field Mobilization. Petee was elected to become the Secretary - Treasurer of Ohio AFL-CIO in 2002; and


WHEREAS, In addition to Petee’s official capacity as chief administrative officer of the Ohio AFL-CIO, she continues her work at the grassroots, organizing union and community non-partisan voter mobilization efforts across Ohio volunteering in the capacity of Convener of the Ohio Unity Coalition, a coalition of several labor, faith, civil and human rights organizations with a focus on civic engagement in African-American communities across the state; and

WHEREAS, Petee serves on several boards including Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN) Ohio; Progress Ohio, A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) National Board, Coalition of Black Trade unionist (CBTU) National Executive Council, National Board of the Alliance of Retired Americans, Ohio Voice Board and the Ohio United Way Board ; and

WHEREAS, Pierrette “Petee" Talley embodies the mission of Coalition of Black Trade Unionists to bear ...

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