Mike Scott

President and Principal Officer

Mike ScottAfter graduating from Lemoore Senior High School in Lemoore, California in 1978, Mike came to Florida and began to work at Winn Dixie in 1979. About a year later he changed jobs and went to work for the City of Vero Beach. At the time, the City of Vero did not have a union. In 1982, Mike served on the “in house” organizing committee which organized the City and they got their first contract in 1984.

Mike continued his commitment to labor and became Chief Steward in 1984 until 1994, when he left the City of Vero Beach and went to work for Teamsters Local 769 as their Business Agent in the Vero Beach office.

Mike’s duties as Business Agent included organizing, negotiating and servicing contracts for both the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as well as Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC). His area included Palm Beach north to Brevard County, servicing eleven (11) separate agreements of both public and private sector groups. The contracts cover public employees, hotel service employees, construction workers, bread and cake route salesman, sanitation workers, hotel and restaurant supply distribution drivers, registered nurses and other health care workers.

SONY DSCIn 1994 Mike was appointed as a Delegate to the Palm Beach Treasure Coast, AFL-CIO Labor Council. From 1995 until 2003 Mike served as the North Vice President to the Labor Council. This position included being on the committee on Political Education (C.O.P.E.) Director, encompassing the area of Indian River, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee Counties.

Mike was also a founding member of the Coalition of Labor United for Excellence (CLUE) in Indian River County. Mike serves as a delegate to the Palm Coast, South Florida Building and Construction Trades council; Mike also served as an Executive Board member representing organized labor to the Jobs and Education Partnership (JEP) for the Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties. Mike has served on the State Committee for the Indian River Democratic Executive Committee, the Chairman of the Indian River Democratic Executive Committee and on the Florida Democratic Executive Committee. Mike is registered lobbyist with the Florida United Labor Lobby (ULL) and has served as a Vice-President on the Florida AFL-CIO Executive Board.

In December of 2002 Mike was elected as Secretary-Treasurer of Local 769 and moved to the Miami office. Following the retirement of Bob Belans in 2004, Mike assumed the position of President and Principle Officer.

Mike was elected in early 2008 and continues to serve as the first Chairman of the South Florida Change to Win.

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