Executive Board

Joe Duffle – UFCW 1167


1st Vice President:
Andy Schwartz – IUOE #12


2nd Vice President:
Karen Macias – CWA 9400


Executive Secretary-Treasurer:
Ricardo Cisneros – UDW 3930


Members At Large:
John Sisley – UA 364
Genevieve Perez – USW 8599
Rich Smith – TEAMSTERS 1932
Rene Real – IUPAT 1036
Yvette Elam – UDW 3930
Colleen Hairston – CSEA 506
Venessa Ingalls – IBEW 440


Jim Mengler – USW #8065
Frankie Jimenez – IRONWORKERS #416
Richard Villegas – LIUNA #1184


Sergeant at Arms:
Joe Armenta – ATU # 1704

We Are One Movement!

An organization of workers dedicated to protecting members’ interests and improving wages, hours and working conditions for all.

The Inland Empire Labor Council represents local unions from every sector of the labor movement. The Labor Council and our unions work to build worker power through union organizing, political education, economic development and training programs to give workers a voice to improve their lives.


Unions are the principal means for workers to organize and protect their rights on the job. The union contract or “collective bargaining agreement” establishes the basic terms and conditions of work.  Unions give workers a voice with employers and provide a means to gain a measure of security and dignity on the job. Most unions maintain a paid professional staff to manage their activities.


Unions pursue strategies and activities that serve the interests of their members. These include representing members and negotiating with employers, recruiting new members and engaging in political action when necessary to support policies that improve working conditions for all workers.

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By exercising the freedom to join together and negotiate their wages, working conditions, and benefits, workers gain a voice through the Union

If you are browsing our website and a union member who’s local is not affiliated please contact us to find out how to join our movement. Thank you.

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