- For LIUNA Leaders
Terry Healy was a student at Loyola University in Chicago in 1972 when he landed his first job as a union construction laborer after joining Local 2. He received a bachelor’s degree major in accounting then began employment with Illinois Bell Telephone Company until 1983 when he became an auditor for LIUNA. Within two years he was promoted to Assistant Regional Manager of the former Chicago Region until 1993 when he became the Great Lakes Regional Manager. At LIUNA's 21st Convention in 1996, Terry was elected Vice President and has held this title ever since. He is a trustee for two labor-employer trusts and LIUNA’s Pension, Health & Safety and Training & Education Funds. He remains committed to labor-management cooperation, apprenticeship, training and education. He has served as an Illinois State AFL-CIO Vice President since 1994 and chaired the State of Illinois Procurement Policy Board from 2004-09.
Raymond Pocino became a member of Local Union 172 when he joined in 1956. He later served the Local in a leadership capacity as a Business Manager and President for Local Union 172. In the four consecutive terms he served, Pacino's leadership directly helped to build a consensus for the progressive and community-minded trade union that Local 172 is today. In 1995 he moved on to the Regional Level when he was appointed to be the Eastern Region Manager. In 1998 union members voted to elect Ray Pacino to be the Eastern Region Vice President, where he serves to this day. Ray serves on numerous coalitions and commissions, those that are devoted to improving the economy and environment in his native state.
Joseph S. Mancinelli is LIUNA’s Central and Eastern Canada Regional Manager and has been a Vice President since 1999. President of his hometown Local 837 and member since 1978, Joe oversees related entities including its H&W Plan and its Training Trust Fund. Elected as Chair in 2005, he increased growth of the Labourers’ Pension Fund to over $3.5 billion. Joe has been President of the LIUNA Ontario Provincial District Council since 1991 and Chairs CECOF (Organizing Fund) and is Trustee on LIUNA Health & Safety, Training and LECET Boards. He's dedicated to working families and through his vision helped steer LIUNA into important P3 partnerships for construction of hospitals and provincial facilities that benefit the community and creates good jobs. An advocate of strong and decisive labour legislation, Joe is tenacious in lobbying efforts and positive government policy while being committed to community causes, health care initiatives, children’s needs and the preservation of historical sites.
Rocco Davis came to LIUNA headquarters to serve in the General President’s Office in 1999 after beginning his career in 1980 working as a Field Representative for the Center for Contract Compliance, as Regional Coordinator for the National Heavy-Highway Committee and as a LIUNA Tri-Fund Field Coordinator. In 2000, he was offered the role of Chief of Staff. He was elected Vice President in 2001, 2006 and 2011 and named Special Assistant to the General President in 2005. He serves as Chairman of the National Alliance for Fair Contracting and serves on numerous other boards.
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 Providence, Rhode Island. He continued his employment with the City of Providence Traffic Engineering 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 March 1997 and then elected Vice President in 2001.
Dennis Martire a member of Laborers’ Local 1058, has served 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 been fighting for the rights of working families for over three decades. He was a construction laborer from 1971-1978, and then Business Manager of Local 265 in Cincinnati from 1982-2009 where he partnered with contractors, community leaders, and developers to provide family supporting careers in the construction industry. He serves on Local 265’s Pension Fund, the Ohio Laborers’ District Council and is Trustee of the Ohio Laborers Training and Apprenticeship Fund and Chairman of the Health and Welfare Fund. He is a longtime civil rights activist and leader having served as an Executive Committee member of the Cincinnati NAACP for many years. Continuing his lifelong commitment to racial and economic justice, Richardson serves as a national board member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, and as Commissioner for the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority. Richardson has held the position of LIUNA Vice President since 2005 and Regional Manager of the Ohio Valley and Southern States Region since 2008 and served LIUNA’s Minority Advancement Department Director since 2006.
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 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.
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.
Sergio Rascón, 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' interest.
Bob Abbott joined LIUNA Local Union 292 in 1990, and has served on the Local’s Executive Board since 1996. After several years working as a Construction Laborer and foreman, in 1994 he became a compliance investigator for the LIUNA-affiliated Northwest Fair Contracting Association, then rose through the ranks to become an Assistant Business Manager of Local 292 in 1996, Assistant Business Manager of the Washington and Northern Idaho District Council of Laborers in 2002, Northwest Region International Representative in 2013, and Northwest Region Assistant Regional Manager in 2014. He has served in a wide range of other leadership positions, including President of the Central Washington Central Labor Council, Vice President of the Central Washington Building and Construction Trades Council, Vice President of the Washington State Labor Council, and as a gubernatorial appointee on several construction-related state committees, task forces, and boards. He was appointed LIUNA Vice President and Northwest Regional Manager in August 2015.
Samuel Staten, Jr. has been an active member of LIUNA since 1972 where he began as a field laborer and worked his way up the ranks; serving as the union Recording Secretary, President, and Secretary-Treasurer, Assistant Business Manager, and then Business Manager of Local 332. Currently, Staten is the Secretary-Treasurer/Delegate of the Laborers’ District Council of the Metropolitan area of Philadelphia & Vicinity. He is also a Chairman of the Laborers’ Plasterer Tenders Health & Welfare Fund, Delegate and Vice President of the AFL-CIO, Delegate and Vice President of the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council and an Executive Board Member of Laborers’ Local 332. He serves on of the board of several organizations including: the African American Labor Leaders, the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, the Philadelphia Community of Leaders, and the Philadelphia African American Museum. In June 2016, Samuel Staten, Jr. was appointed as Vice President of the Laborers’ International Union of North America.
Paul Hogrogian joined LIUNA’s General Executive Board and was elected National President of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) in May of 2015. He has been an active member of the NPMHU since 1976; serving as Recording Secretary, Vice President, and President for Local 300, NPMHU’s largest Local Union. He has also served as the Regional Vice President for the Northeast Region on the National Executive Board. He has been a member of both the National Training Committee and the Field Negotiating Committee. Hogrogian was an elected delegate to the last seven NPMHU National Conventions, where he served on an array of convention committees and was Chairman of the Rules Committee at the 2004, 2008, and 2012 conventions. Additionally, Paul has served as the National Shop Steward Trainer, sat on the Article 12 Task Force, been a member of the Committee on the Future and has been a key leader on various contractual and legislative matters.