As proud members of the IAM and defenders of economic justice, we understand our right to enjoy the wealth created with our labor needs to be supported by the political sphere.
To guarantee our working conditions will continue to improve and members are not exploited in the name of progress and development, we have selected the following candidates to endorse for the June 7th election.
This selection, voted on by members of the IAM, is based on the candidates’ understanding of the struggles working families face, and their commitment to increase job security, benefits, and fair wages.
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Administrative Analyst, Budget Services/CIP
Public Works Department at Civic Center
“I provide financial support to project managers on Local Infrastructure projects in the city, such as streets, sidewalks and curbs. I joined our union with the intention of creating a women’s committee, an active space where employees can come together and support one another. Within the last five years, I have served as chair of the women’s committee, as a member on the negotiations committee and political / legislative committee, and was elected as the Secretary Treasurer in 2017. As the incoming President, I look forward to working hard alongside each and everyone of you to build a strong union that fights for all our members.
Is SBE Administrator at the Port of Long Beach (Long Beach Harbor Department)
“I run the Port’s small business program which enhances contracting opportunities for small businesses. Small businesses create the new jobs. Being an active member of the union makes me part of the solutions for improved working relationships and environments.”
Is an Assistant Administrative Analyst II in Development Services, Housing & Neighborhood Services Bureau
“I am currently working as a coordinator on the Long Beach CARES Emergency Rental Assistance Program. My normal (pre-Covid) duties include monitoring affordable housing restrictions. I come from a very pro-union family and I believe you get out of it what you put into it!”
Is a Certified Ambulance Coder for the Long Beach Fire Department ( Has been with Financial Management for 5 years)
Some of her duties include reviewing patient reports, selecting procedure codes, diagnosis/condition codes and modifiers. She believes that it is the “U” and “I” in UNION that makes us STRONG!
Is a Literacy Coordinator at the Long Beach Public Library.
“Located at the Main Library, I oversee and implement programs for adult and English learners. I’m involved in our union because I believe that collective organizing is the most effective way to fight against the exploitation of the working class.”
Is a Program Manager for Pacific Gateway, the workforce development bureau within the Economic Development Department.
Located at The WorkPlace, manages the day-to-day operations and grants of the local job center that assists adult job-seeking residents and underserved populations with upgrading their skills and securing gainful employment. Sal is involved in the labor movement because of the need to continue to fight for livable wages and benefits and uplift the standard of living for our community.
Is a Communication Specialist in the Technology & Innovation Department.
He maintains radio/data communications & wireless systems citywide. “I have 25+ years involvement in our union because it is the vehicle through which I have a voice at the workplace, my union has been there for me when I needed them.”
Is a Long Beach Public Library Clerk IV.
“I work for Library Services at Billie Jean King Main Library, my primary duties are supervising Library Pages. I'm involved with the union because I believe in favorable working conditions for ALL. “
Representing over 2700 City of Long Beach employees
319 W Broadway | Long Beach, Ca | Phone: 562.427.8900
Ashley Gunckel | Milton Duena | Devin Ablard
After a four year legal battle, the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) upheld the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers’ (IAM) Unfair Practice Charge and deemed the City’s actions unlawful.
"Building a better life for the hard-working men and women in the City of Long Beach, Ca" The IAM is the only organization which will give you a voice in your workplace, the only organization which is responsive to you!!
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