Vicki Hall

Council 79 President/International Vice-President
(850) 222-0842

AFSCME Council 79 President Vicki Hall has strong roots in the labor movement stretching back nearly four decades when she first began driving school buses for Miami-Dade Public Schools in 1982. In 1992, Vicki organized the first bus driver strike in Miami-Dade with over 300+ employees participating - a monumental feat in South Florida. The strike resulted in greatly improved working conditions for hundreds of transportation employees across Dade County and an end to deep rooted discrimination and mistreatment of employees. As a result of her successful organizing efforts, Ms. Hall was asked to become a Union Steward for AFSCME Local 1184. Thereafter, was elected as Senior Vice President for 10+ years. Always pushing her leadership and responsibilities within the union, in 2015 Vicki went on to be elected as President of Local 1184. Vicki was later elected as Council 79 President in March 2019. Vicki Hall was also elected as (AFSCME) Vice President of Florida AFL-CIO. 

Under her leadership, Mrs. Hall has led various actions to push for higher wages and job security including starting wages for bus drivers from $11 to $15 and moved the district to address health and safety issues in public schools throughout the County. She also increased worker participation in contract ratification to 99%.

Mrs. Hall has not only exercised great leadership on behalf of her local but has done so statewide. In 2000, she traveled across the state with Senator Kendrick Meek & Representative Tony Hill engaging in one on one conversations with Floridians to promote fair treatment in the workplace and awareness around Affirmative Action. She also participated in the Freedom Rides that took place nationwide with Danny Glover highlighting the importance of standing with our immigrant brothers and sisters who desperately deserve a path to citizenship. President Hall also played an integral role in mobilizing for the historic rally in Tallahassee in support of living wages and protecting local ordinances that help lift Floridians out of poverty. In recent years, President Hall has worked tirelessly to make sure her community exercises their right to vote by organizing the highly successful Souls to the Polls.

Vicki's commitment to working people does not stop with her role as President of AFSCME Florida. She is also a member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Coalition of Labor Union Women, and an AFSCME International Women Leadership Academy graduate.

Recently, widowed from Mr. Ralph Hall after 20+ years of marriage, and has four children, eleven grandchildren.