Sylvia C. Wilson serves as the president of APRI, Pittsburgh Chapter. She is the elected Secretary of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers Executive Board since 1979. An elementary education teacher for 26 years, she is the Assistant to John Tarka, President of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers who is the successor to longtime President Albert Fondy. Ms. Wilson is active with American Federation of Teachers at the state and national level as well.
For over twenty years, she was an active volunteer with youth baseball and football organizations. Ms. Wilson serves on the ALCOSAN Board as the joint city-county appointee. She proudly serves the community on the boards of Small Seeds, Inc., Allegheny County Labor Council, WQED Multimedia. She is a life member of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc.
The right to vote has never been taken lightly by Ms. Wilson even before she was eligible to vote. And like so many others, working to get specific candidates elected is a constant activity. Currently, she stays involved in local politics as an elected committee woman in Allegheny County, as a member of the PA State Democratic Committee, and as a member of the political action committee of the PFT and the ACLC. She is also very proud to have represented the 14th Congressional District at many Democratic National Conventions.
Sylvia Wilson lives in East Liberty. She has two grown sons, three granddaughters, and as families grow, hers has gained “daughters” and more grandchildren.
Welcome to APRI: Pittsburgh
Welcome to the website for the Pittsburgh Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute. Use the navigation above to view what we are about, upcoming and previous events, how to volunteer, and more.
Committed to social progress for minorities, the poor and working people, the Pittsburgh Chapter of APRI is dedicated to providing programs that extend democracy, education and opportunity to those traditionally disenfranchised or discouraged from participation.
"At the banquet table of nature, there are no reserved seats.” - A. Philip Randolph
Working in an intentional partnership with the labor movement and other allies, the Pittsburgh Chapter of APRI works to build a world where minorities, the poor and working people make family-sustaining wages and are fully included in our nation's democracy.