Region 6 President Flo Tripi

TripiWestern Region President Florence “Flo” Tripi has been an active member of CSEA for more than 30 years. Through the years, she has served CSEA in many capacities, including president of the Monroe County Unit representing 3,000 members and first vice president of Monroe County Local 828. Tripi has served on CSEA’s Statewide Board of Directors and she served for 15 years as the Western Region’s vice president, under the leadership of the late Robert L. Lattimer, former Western Region president.

As a region president, Tripi also serves as a statewide CSEA vice president. She is vice president of the Western New York Area Labor Federation, the Buffalo Labor Council and the Rochester Vicinity Labor Council, where many battles have been won for those in the labor community.

Tripi is the region’s top CSEA activist, taking on politicians and the toughest governmental and agency administrations across the region and state. She can often be seen at local and unit contract rallies throughout the region, where she always stands up and speaks out for CSEA members. Her energy is contagious, motivating member activists as they fight for fair and just treatment.

Tripi believes CSEA needs to build on the past to strengthen its future. The unity of the members, officers and staff is the winning combination that will move CSEA ahead into the 21st Century. Tripi believes communicating with membership is one of her most important duties. She regularly writes reports to the CSEA Board of Directors and the region’s leadership and membership. She hosts regional meetings designed to provide local and unit delegates with important information for their grassroots membership. She is responsive and available to every member, as indicated by her constant travel throughout the region’s 14 counties.

Tripi is very supportive of CSEA’s professional staff. She is a leader in bringing staff and membership together for team-building situations, and in building cohesiveness for the everyday battles facing the union. Some of Tripi’s annual events include the Region Golf Tournament to benefit the Sunshine Fund, the Region Sunshine Fund Walkathon, and the region picnic.

Tripi is an active member of the Rochester community, a regular attendee of Holy Name of Jesus Church in Rochester, and an avid Yankees fan.