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February 29, 2016 as "Blondie P. Jordan" Day


Blondie P. Jordan, former president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Florida Council, was a strong advocate for workers’ rights.  She was the daughter of Georgia sharecroppers and a single parent raising six children, and credits those struggles for making her an advocate for women in the workplace. 

Ms. Jordan’s determination to improve workers’ rights – particularly pay equity for women – began after she got a job at the Sunland Hospital in Orlando in 1974 and realized that women workers were treated differently than their male counterparts.  Her experience turned into activism, and her co-workers elected her President and steward of the AFSCME Local 1967.

In 1982, Ms. Jordan was elected the first African-American International Vice President chosen from a southern state, representing the Caribbean Puerto Rico and Panama.  The next year, she was elected president of Council 79, after defeating two other candidates.  

Ms. Jordan passed away in 2001.

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Recommended Action:

Mayor Dyer will call on Commissioner Hill, who will give a brief history about Ms. Jordan and then read the proclamation.  Commissioner Hill will join Ms. Jordan's family members in front of the dais for a photograph.  

Family members who may attend are Gregory Jordan, Vicki Jordan, Russell Jordan, Mark Jordan and Duran Jordan.  

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Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: Justin Felton 407-246-3014
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Blondie_P._Jordan_Day_proclamation.docx Proclamation Backup Material

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