SEIU’s local chapter, the Florida Public Services Union (FPSU), which represents non-instructional employees of the Pinellas County School District, made a unanimous recommendation for endorsement at a recent member chapter meeting.
“Our Union has decided to stand behind Ms. Rene Flowers in her reelection to the School Board, because she has been a strong leader with a proven record of serving with integrity and being inclusive and effective,” said local union Chapter Chair Sonya Roundtree. “We look forward to continuing to work with Ms. Flowers to strengthen our public school system and improve the services we provide as well as the quality of life for the children and families we proudly serve.”
SEIU, which has more than 2.1 million members nationwide, unites workers in the public, health care and property service industry. It is the larges healthcare and property services union, as well as the second largest public services union.
Among Flowers’ achievements is the creation of the Lew Williams Center for Early Learning expansion at PTEC, which “keeps the commitment for success for all students.” She also worked to expand college and career vocational/technical certifications, pushing the County to bolster these programs to include the medical and dental fields, as well as construction trades such as electrical, masonry and carpentry.