Albert Robles

 

Albert Robles was born in Manhattan’s lower east side, and raised in Queens.  He is the youngest of three children. His parents, Nora and Jorge were both born in Puerto Rico and immigrated to the United States in the 1950’s. Albert graduated from Long Island City High School in 1976. Afterwards he attended LaGuardia Community College where he graduated with his Associate in Arts degree. Albert continues his education towards his Bachelor’s in Business studies by having attended Queensboro Community College and Adelphi University.

Albert was initiated into Local Union #3 in 1979 where upon he entered the “A”-Apprenticeship.  Brother Robles attended Empire State College where he earned credits towards his Bachelor’s degree in Labor Studies.  Albert proudly received his “A” Journeyman’s Card in 1984. In addition, Brother Robles has held various positions while working in Local #3. He has been a journeyman, sub-foreman, foreman and shop steward.

Albert has taken courses offered through the Educational Department of Local#3 which include, High Voltage Theory, Lockout/Tagout, Rigging, Ten Hour OSHA Safety Course, Telephone & Fiber Optics, and the Citizen Responsibility Class.  He has also taken the Principles and Practices of Effective Communication course at Cornell University.  Albert is certified by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies in Fire Protection and Fire Alarm Systems.  Additionally, he has taken NFPA’s National Fire Alarm Seminar.

Albert has been a loyal member of the Santiago Iglesias Educational Society for 20 years, serving as a Committeeman, Legislative Chairman, and currently is on Board of Directors.  He was also Co-Chairman and Chairman of the Jose Lopez 5-K Walk/Run.  Albert is also a member of the Bronx Acorn Club. He has played an active role in Local #3’s political campaign, working to help elect candidates on the Local, State and National level who are labor friendly

Albert lives in Valley Stream, N.Y. with his wife Linda and are proud parents of their lovely daughter Gabriela.  In his spare time he enjoys horseback riding and target shooting.