AFRAM Caucus

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Current and Upcoming Events

The 2019 National Leadership Conference will be held at the BWI Airport Marriott Hotel (1743 Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 21090) beginning Friday, April 12, 2019 and will end on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Hotel reservations must be made before 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019, by contacting Marriott reservations at 1-800-228-9290 or 410-859-8300. Use reference number M-COG2DKB. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card either by you. the hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods. King or double room rates are both $99 a night.

Contact Andy Johnson for more information at: ajohnson@seiu517m.org.


SEIU Local 517M Labor Relations Specialist Andy Johnson has been elected for a third term as the AFRAM National President.

Andy was the founding member of AFRAM for Local 517M.  Since then, he was elected to the position of Central Region President representing over 6 states throughout the mid-west.  Just recently, Andy was elected unanimously to serve as SEIU National AFRAM President. He now represents AFRAM members nationwide.

Andy has shown true leadership abilities serving as a Member Leader while working for the City of Saginaw. Andy served in various leadership positions throughout SEIU for over 20 years of his membership, as President of the City of Saginaw Chapter, Region 1 Divisional Vice President, Executive Officer of SEIU 517M, and his final role before retiring from the City of Saginaw was Secretary/Treasurer of Local 517M.

Over the years, Andy has been mentored and inspired by some extraordinary people including Phil Thompson, Ralph Carter, Marshal Smiley, Rod Bashir, and Coach Dean Smith.  Each one of these great men taught him various methods on how and what it takes to be a great leader, and the importance of leaving a legacy.  Whether it is leading members through member engagement, organizing, coaching boys’ basketball, to “Rising to Challenge of Leadership”, (which is AFRAM’s theme) he has successfully managed to “Rise” to the occasion. Andy is someone we all can be proud of as we have watched him grow into a great leader who inspires anyone who has the opportunity to work with him. CONGRATULATIONS, ANDY!!


SEIU Local 517M AFRAM Officers

517M AFRAM President: Yolanda Johnson (City of Detroit AFRAM President)

517M AFRAM Vice President:

517M AFRAM Trustee: Joey Combs (Detroit HSS AFRAM President)

517M AFRAM Recording Secretary: Sonia Robinson (Lansing HSS AFRAM President)

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