Future In Focus: Exploring Organized Labor and Unionized Careers

Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 02:00 PM

Join the United Federation of Teachers and the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO for a virtual fair for NYC high school students to explore careers in union jobs.

The event will be broadcast on Facebook live and will feature panelists from across the NYC Labor Movement.


Karen Fisher, Financial Vice President, AFM Local 802

Union Profile: We are the Associated Musicians of Greater New York, American Federation of Musicians Local 802, one of the largest local unions of professional musicians in the world.


John "Jack" Curtin, Secretary-Treasurer

Jenn Bullock, NY Education Director

IATSE Local 798

Union Profile: Local 798 covers a jurisdiction spanning Maine to Florida. In 1949, sixteen artists came together to request a charter to become Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Local 798, IATSE.


Joseph A. Colangelo, President, SEIU Local 246

Union Profile: Maintenance of one of the largest non-military motor fleets in the world – more than 30,000 vehicles for New York City’s 20 different agencies, such as Police, Fire, Sanitation and Highway.


Gus Diamantis, Finishing Trades Institute of New York

Union Profile: Apprenticeship programs are co-sponsored by the IUPAT/FTI to meet the ever-changing needs of the industry and the affiliates it serves. The apprenticeship program follows a program of study that ensures apprentices will learn the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills necessary to be successful in the finishing trades.


Denise Doyle, Senior Recruitment Manager AND 

Erik Antokal, Assistant Vice President of Programs

Nontraditional Employment for Women

Org Profile: Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) prepares, trains, and places women in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades, helping women achieve economic independence and a secure future. At the same time, NEW provides a pipeline of qualified workers to the industries that build, move, power, green and maintain New York.


Stephanie Pettit, Paralegal, UAW LSSA 2320

Union Profile: The Legal Services Staff Association is a "wall-to-wall" union representing the secretaries, paralegals, receptionists, process servers, social workers, attorneys and other non-management employees of Legal Services NYC (LSNYC) and Mobilization for Justice (MFJ, formerly MFY Legal Services). Our members provide high quality free civil legal services to low- and middle-income New Yorkers. Whether it’s preventing evictions, challenging consumer scams and helping clients obtain vital state and federal benefits, representing immigrants seeking asylum, or helping the elderly and disabled and people living with HIV gain and keep public health insurance and other benefits, our members seek to address the underlying causes of our clients’ problems through all forms of advocacy, from litigation to legislative reform. Founded in 1973, LSSA is now a unit of the National Organization of Legal Services Workers (NOLSW), Local 2320 of the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers (UAW).