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 AFL-CIO 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.


California Labor Federation: http://www.calaborfed.org

National AFL-CIO: http://www.aflcio

Inland Empire Labor Council AFL-CIO Executive Board

Executive Secretary-Treasurer:
Ricardo Cisneros

United Domestic Workers AFSCME, Local 3930


Joe Duffle

United Food & Commercial Workers, Local 1167


1st Vice President:
Andy Schwartz

International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 12


2nd Vice President:
Karen Macias

 Communication Workers of America, Local 9400


Members At Large:

Genevieve Perez – USW 8599
Rich Smith – TEAMSTERS 1932
Rene Real – IUPAT 1036
Yvette Elam – UDW 3930
Venessa Ingalls – IBEW 440
Cheylynda Barnard- SEIU 721
Carmella Swanson- OPEIU 277


Frankie Jimenez – IRONWORKERS #416
Richard Villegas – LIUNA #1184
Yesenia Gonzales – UFCW #1167

Sergeant at Arms:
Joe Armenta – ATU # 1704