President, Broward County Chapter of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
• Term: June 24, 2014 to June 24, 2018
• Nominated by: Stacy Ritter, District 3, Board of County Commissioners
Mr. Reynolds is a native of Florida, whose family roots in Florida date back to the early 1800s. He served in the U.S. Navy as a surgical technician during the early 1970s. After leaving the Navy he attended the University of Florida and spent two years of directed study in economics at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. While in Poland, he witnessed the birth and rise of the Solidarity Trade Union movement.
He is a journeyman carpenter and a former member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. As a union carpenter he has engaged in construction job site organizing. He has also worked extensively with numerous unions, community, consumer and political organizations as a consultant in the areas of organizing, special projects, corporate investigation and legislative affairs. Most recently he served as the Executive Director for the Federation of Public Employees. Prior to that, Mr. Reynolds worked for ten years as the Director of Political Action for the Broward Teachers Union.
Mr. Reynolds has served on numerous boards, including the Transportation Trades Department; the executive Board of the National AFL-CIO; Florida AFL-CIO Executive Council; National AFL-CIO President's Advisory Council; the Housing and Finance Authority of Broward County; Broward Workforce Development Board; Seafarers House; and the Board of the Broward County United Way. Mr. Reynolds has been serving as President of the National Federation of Public and Private Employees since 2003. Prior to assuming that office, he served as the elected Secretary-Treasurer of the National Federation of Public & Private Employees since 1994. His work with the Federation of Public Employees began in 1985. He is also President of the Broward County AFL-CIO where he was elected to that position in 1995 by the delegates representing over sixty local union affiliates.