Vere O. Haynes became involved in organizing health care workers in the 1970s while working at a New England health care facility. When employees voted to affiliate with the Laborers, Haynes was elected business manager. Along with his International and Local Union responsibilities, Haynes plays a critical role in the Connecticut Laborers' District Council. He has been Vice President at Large since 1985.
Healy took his first job as a Construction Laborer in 1972.
Healy became an International Auditor in 1983 and in 1985 was promoted to
Assistant Regional Manager of what was then known as the Chicago Region. In
1993 he was named Regional Manager of the Great Lakes Region and in 1996 he was
elected Vice President. In addition to serving as Great Lakes Regional Manager and Vice President, Healy was appointed to serve as Northwest Regional Manager in 2012. Healy is a
member of Local Union 2 in Chicago. A training and job creation advocate, Healy
is active in local community and civic organizations.
Raymond Pocino joined Local 172 in 1956 and has served in various leadership positions, helping to mold it into one of New Jersey's most progressive and community-minded trade unions. Prior to his appointment as Eastern Region manager in 1995 and was elected Eastern Region Vice President in 1998. Pocino served four successive terms as president and business manager of the 3,500-member local. He also serves on numerous commissions and coalitions devoted to improving the economy and quality of life in his native state, including the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.
Joseph S. Mancinelli has been Benefit Plan administrator since 1978, business manager and secretary-treasurer with Local Union 837. He is a trustee of Local 837's Training Centre and Health and Welfare Plan. He serves as director of 34 West Avenue, Inc. and the LIUNA (Hamilton) Association. Mancinelli graduated from the Harvard University Trade Union Program and has attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and McMaster University in Hamilton. Mancinelli was elected Vice President of the Central and Eastern Canada Region in 1999 and also serves as Regional Manager.
Rocco Davis came to International headquarters to serve in the General President's Office in 1999, and was named Chief of Staff in 2000. He was elected Vice President in 2001, and named Special Assistant to the General President and Vice President at Large in 2005. Davis has also served as a field representative for the Center for Contract Compliance, as regional coordinator for the National Heavy-Highway Committee and as a Tri-Fund field coordinator.
Vincent Masino began his career as a laborer in 1970 with Local 1033, working nights painting crosswalks and striping streets, and as a traffic counter in Rhode Island. He continued his employment with the state Traffic Division until 1972 when he became a Field Auditor responsible for auditing all affiliated locals in New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Masino was named assistant regional manager in 1999 and elected Vice President in 2001. He also serves as an Executive Board member of the Rhode Island Laborers' District Council and a public member of the Rhode Island State Planning Commission.
Dennis Martire a member of Laborers’ Local 1058, has over 13 years with the Laborers including service as an international representative, assistant director of the Construction Department, director of the Construction Department and assistant regional manager in the Mid-Atlantic Region. His focus in the region has been on helping new members organize. He was elected Vice President and named Regional Manager in 2002.
Robert Richardson has served as business manager of Local 265 in Cincinnati since 1982. He serves as president of the Cincinnati Central Labor Council, president of the Ohio District Council and first vice president of the Ohio State Building Trades. Richardson has been a Laborer for more than three decades and is a longtime civil rights activist, serving as president of the Cincinnati Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, an Executive Committee member of the Cincinnati NAACP and vice president of the LIUNA African American Caucus. He was named Vice President in 2005. In 2008, he became Vice President and Regional Manager of the Ohio Valley and Southern States.
Ralph Cole was elected Vice President at Large effective 2008. Cole began his LIUNA career as a construction laborer and member of Local 83 in Portsmouth, Ohio, in 1967. He served as Recording Secretary, Field Representative, Secretary-Treasurer and Business Manager of Local 83 until 2005 when he was elected Business Manager of the Ohio District Council, a position he continues to hold.
John Penn was elected Vice President and named Midwest Regional Manager in 2008. He joined LIUNA in 1965 and is a member of Local Union 362 in Bloomington, Illinois. Penn is currently Business Manager of the Great Plains District Council. Penn has been a member of the Illinois Department of Transportation Highway Safety Committee, has been McLean County Democratic Party Chairman since 1984, received a Presidential Points of Light Award from President Clinton and has been named Person of the Year by the Bloomington Pantagraph. He serves as Co-Chair of the Children’s Christmas Party for Unemployed Families. He is a past member of the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board and is a past Vice President of the McLean County Economic Development Council.
John F. Hegarty became Vice President of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, a LIUNA affiliate, in 2002. He started as a mail handler in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1984. For the ten years prior to becoming national president, Hegarty was President of Local 301 in New England, the second largest local union affiliated with the Mail Handlers. He has also served as AVP for the General Mail Facility/Bulk Mail Center in Springfield, as a member of the union's Field Negotiating Committee, as the Northeast Regional Coordinator under the Dispute Resolution Procedures for Regional Instruction RI-399, and as one of the national union's key trainers for contract administration. He helped train hundreds of local union officers and representatives on crucial topics, including limits on hiring and use of casual employees, occupational safety and health, family and medical leave, and arbitration advocacy.
Oscar De La Torre, Business Manager of the Northern California District Council of Laborers, was appointed to the General Executive Board to fill the position of Vice President-at-Large in August 2010. De La Torre is a third-generation Laborer who first joined LIUNA in 1985 as a construction laborer and member of Local Union 261 in San Francisco. De La Torre served as Secretary-Treasurer and Business Manager of Local 261. In 2009, he was elected Business Manager of the Northern California District Council of Laborers. During his career, De La Torre has built strong coalitions with non-profit groups and currently serves on the board of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, the Mission Housing Development Corporation and the Instituto Laboral De La Raza. De La Torre also serves LIUNA through his work on the boards of the Northern California Laborers Pension Fund, the Northern California Laborers Health and Welfare Fund, and the Training & Retraining Fund and the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.
Business Manager of Local 300 in Los Angeles, was elected Vice President
of LIUNA with the retirement of Mike Quevedo. Rascón became an agent of Local 300 in 1984. Local 300 represents more
than 7,000 union Laborers in Los Angeles County. In 1989, he was elected
to the Executive Board and has served as the Assistant Business Manager
and President. In 1995, he was elected Business Manager and he was
reelected to the same post in 1998 and 2001. Under Sergio’s
direction, Local 300 raised more than $300,000 in scholarship funding
for the children of Southern California union members and has become
involved in more political races than in any time in its prior history,
supporting progressive political campaigns and actions in its members'