EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
As Executive VP, I am responsible for the shop stewards in the field, meeting with management regarding staffing and anything else that effeccts the wages, hours and working conditions of the bargaining unit. Part of my responsibilities involve connecting with NY Metro Shop Stewards in the field, conducting shop steward training classes, which are deliberately designed to be intense so that our new shop stewards are equipped with the tools they need to handle any situation in their facility or station. As the EVP, I believe that you can never know too much even if you are a veteran shop steward. That is why I do refresher training classes for veteran shop stewards and I work with specific shop stewards on specific issues as needed. The role of the EVP is to also assist the President in any area he sees necessary. I take my job as EVP very seriously, because I always want our members to feel that their union has their back. I represent the members as if I were representing myself. My favorite saying to all of my shop stewards is "give the representation you would want and you will always be a good shop steward". NY Metro is headed in the right direction but we need our members to get on the train with us.
AN EDUCATED, UNIFIED UNION IS A STRONG UNION!