On July 22, 2014 hundreds of Local 355 members and allies convened at the Miami International Airport Auditorium with panelists Florida State Representative José Javier Rodriguez, Miami Dade Commissioner Jean Monestime, Candidate for Miami Dade Commission Daniella Levine Cava and Alayne Unterberger, from RISEP at Florida International University.
The Florida Freedom Forum was an event for all industries, no matter if you work in Hotels, Casinos or in Food Service. President Rose Gabriel Metellus Denis was clear that we are all in this fight together while Secretary Treaurer Wendi Walsh addressed the room about the importance of standing up and holding all companies accountable. Our brave workers, Patricia Pierre, Roy James, Rick Sanchez, Greg Thornton, and Ninoska Hernandez brought the message home with testimony of how they are fighting together with their co-workers to make their union stronger, win the union at their workplace and keeping their employers accountable for the promises they’ve made to the community.
We are headed in the right direction but we can’t make this change alone.