CLC LEADERSHIP

 ABOUT OUR PRESIDENT

Vonda joined the United Rubber Workers (URW) in 1992 at the Bridgestone-Firestone Lavergne Plant, where she has worked for the last 26 years. Shortly after joining the Union, she became a Shop Steward which began her Union journey. In 1995, URW merged with the United Steelworkers (USW), opening up new opportunities for her as a young activist. Vonda was trained in the USW’s Women of Steel initiative, which equipped her with vital tools to become a leader in her Union and community. She went on to become a trainer in the program herself. After 10 years as a local Union Pension and Insurance Representative, Vonda was elected President of the Central Labor Council of Nashville and Middle Tennessee in 2013.

 Growing up in Nashville, Vonda’s activism continues to be shaped by the influence of the church she grew up in. First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill was an early center of student organizing during the civil rights movement. There she learned how ordinary people can make extraordinary change.  In October 2017, Vonda was elected as a Vice- President to the national AFL-CIO Executive Council.

In this moment when the sanitation strikes of TN workers are being re-examined, Vonda understands that the intersections of labor, civil rights, faith and student activism can bring us closer to the promise of equality for all and build real power for transformative change.

Vonda is a graduate of TN State University.   She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc, A. Philip Randolph Institute Nashville Chapter, and CBTU. She was recently appointed to the TN Workforce Investment Board and serves as Vice-Chair of Board for the Music City Center. 

 

 

2017-2018 Executive Board

 

Vonda McDaniel

President

OPEIU Local 182

Jim Robertson

1st Vice President

IATSE Local 46

Randy Clark

2nd Vice President

IBEW 429

Jose Zuniga

3rd Vice President

CWA 3808

Ethan Link

Treasurer

LIUNA Local 386

Mike Worrell

Secretary

IAM Local 735

Mark Poole

Sergeant at Arms

IBEW 429

Emil Holloway

At Large 

IATSE Local 46

Benny Overton

At Large

UAW Local 737

Rick Parks

At Large

IAFF 140

James Shaw

At Large

A. Phillip Randolph Institute

Dick Blin

At Large

 Jobs With Justice

Ralph Beard

Trustee

OPEIU Local 277

Garrett Stark     

Trustee

Ironworkers' Local 846

 

 

 

           

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