Welcome to the TWU Future Leaders Organizing Committee of Miami!
FLOC, as it’s also known, is devoted to empowering and educating the new and young workers of the Transport Workers Union. FLOC works to excel in the next generation of leaders by giving them the tools, resources, and relationships that will prepare them to take action to further worker’s rights and build a stronger labor movement. FLOC was first established in 2018 by International Administrative Vice President Mike Mayes, who saw a need for a young workers committee for the TWU.
The Future Leaders Organizing Committee has four meetings a year, three committee meetings, and an annual conference. The annual conference is a three-day event and includes workshops, guest speakers, open forums, and leadership building activities. We encourage passionate individuals that show interest in being involved in their union to partake and be an inspiration for other young workers alike.
The future of the TWU relies on the engagement of all its members, young and new included, and now more than ever, the survival of labor unions depends on our support and efforts. The more we come together, the more power we have in confronting the hardships we face. Not just as laborers, but as individuals, all moving forward with the same common goal.
We at TWU Local 568 strongly support this committee of young and talented workers and recognize that we need to give the proper resources to the next generation so they can have the education to become the leaders of the next generation of blue-collar workers and FLOC is building exceptional leaders for the future. Our younger workers need to be prepared with the knowledge and tools needed to empower and drive the labor movement forward.
We are in the process of building the committee on a local level and expanding for future members that are interested in getting involved. If you are a leader working in Local 568 or want to learn more about being one, or if you are an organizer with an activist spirit and want to be at the center of movements for positive change, THE FUTURE LEADERS ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (FLOC) is the place for you, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay tuned for updates on FLOC Miami social media pages and their website as well as the TWU Local 568 website as we will be posting more from this great committee of young workers and future leaders. We will be planning and hosting many local events to further the committee’s objective and become a powerful voice for all the young workers in the union movement.
Eric Espaillat - Chairman
FLOC International Chair
Carlos Viteri - Recording Secretary
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