Statement From Members Of 1199SEIU On The Passing Of AFL-CIO President Mike Williams

June 20, 2023


The caregivers, members and staff of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East mourn the loss of Mike Williams, president of AFL-CIO Florida, and send the sincerest condolences to his family.

Mike was a champion for the dignity of work and a fierce advocate for Florida workers and their issues.  His leadership and dedication will be deeply missed.   

“Mike was a role model for those of us committed to worker rights,” said Roxey Nelson, Executive Vice President of 1199 SEIU. “We’ve lost a powerful voice, but his inspiration, achievements and leadership in serving Florida families will live on. Our members and entire organization send love to his family.”


1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the largest union of healthcare workers in Florida, representing more than 35,000 active and retired nurses, certified nursing assistants and other staff in hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities throughout the state.

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