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File #: 0032X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/18/2019 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 1/28/2019 Final action: 1/31/2019
Title: To Recognize and Congratulate Andre’ Washington for Receiving the Marlene Hill - Powell Special Recognition 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 Andre’ Washington for Receiving the Marlene Hill - Powell  Special Recognition Award upon the Occasion of the 32nd  Annual Labor Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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WHEREAS, Andre’ Washington began his labor career at the University of Michigan Medical Center for AFSCME Local 1583 where he served for 13 years. Andre’ went on to be an organizer for AFSCME Council 25 in Detroit, Michigan; and

 

WHEREAS, In 2000 Andre’ moved on to the Ohio Association of Public School Employees as a Field Representative. In 2012, Andre demonstrated leadership and was promoted to OAPSE Field Representative, representing over 3,100 employees of the Columbus City School District; and

 

WHEREAS, Andre’ has been a member of many community and labor organizations during his labor career; and

 

WHEREAS, Andre is the father of two sons Chris and Derick.  He attends the Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus. Andre’ is passionate about working with minorities and underserved communities, educating, encouraging and empowering people to be the best they possibly can be.; and

 

WHEREAS, Andre’ Washington embodies the mission of Coalition of Black Trade Unionists to bear in the unending effort to achieve economic, political and social justice for every American; now therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

That this Council does hereby recognize and congratulate Andre’ Washington the 2019 Marlene Hill -Powell Special Recognition Award recipient, on this 12th day of January 2019.