Aug 29, 2019 | News Story

Meet the 2019 NYC Labor Day Parade Chair: Ernest Logan

2019 NYC Labor Day Parade Chair Ernest Logan worked in NYC public schools for nearly 25 years before joining the staff of the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators in 1997 as a field service representative. Rising through the CSA ranks, he was elected President in November 2006 and held the position until he retired in 2017. In July 2018, he was elected by acclamation as President of the American Federation of School Administrators, the exclusive national labor union for administrators, professionals and supervisors advocating for excellence and equity in all of our schools, workplaces and communities.

Mr. Logan, the 11th of 13 children, was born in Harlem and raised in East New York, in a family that valued education. His father, a college graduate and trained engineer, died when Mr. Logan was 8—a huge loss for the Logan family emotionally but not spiritually. The older Mr. Logan and his wife had imbued their son with the importance of a college degree, family and faith, and his mother kept those values alive for her children despite the hardships they faced.

"The voice of people who work everyday to support themselves and their families is on the rise,” said Mr. Logan. “We must continue to be vocal to define our future. We can no longer sit on the sidelines. We can no longer have business as usual. It is time to rethink the role of our union and the role of our activism. Ask yourself, how can I get involved? What can I do to make my union stronger? These are not ordinary times. The future of our children, our communities and our nation – is at stake.  Working together, working people can make a real difference and I am so honored to stand hand and hand with my sisters and brothers marching this Labor Day."