Eddie Rodriguez – New York, New York
President of Local 1549 since 2001. Began civil service career in 1972 with the Department of Social Services as a clerk, then as an income maintenance specialist. Began labor career as shop steward at Dyckman Center in 1976 and has served as chapter chair, delegate, sergeant-at-arms, and vice president of Local 1549 of DC 37. Founder and co-chair of DC 37's Latino Heritage Committee and former vice president of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement. Elected International Vice President in 2003.