UNITE HERE Local 25
I have been with the Union for over 40 years in one capacity or another. I started out as an Organizer and ran several successful strikes to get places in the Union and to get new contracts. After that, I became a Business Agent where I directly represented at one time or another almost every shop that Local 25 has. I started working on contract negotiations in 1978 and have been the chief negotiator of all Local 25 contracts since 1996. That was the same year I became Executive Secretary-Treasurer, the Union’s chief officer. My goals for the Union are simple: increase our power by growing the Union and keeping our members involved. I want all hotel workers to have what Local 25 members have: a good job and respect.