Alberto Mendez

 

1st Vice President
Santiago Iglesias Educational Society

Alberto Mendez was born on February 14th, 1964 and raised in Brooklyn, New York. The only child to Ana and Andres Mendez, parents of Puerto Rican descent. Brother Mendez attended and graduated Franklin K. Lane High School in 1982. After graduation, he enrolled and attended Queensborough Community College. While attending College, he worked as a sales representative for Beechnut Baby Foods and also obtained his real estate license.

After working in the real estate business for a short time, he ultimately followed his father‟s footsteps into Local Union #3 and entered the apprenticeship program in 1986. Brother Mendez served as a class representative and on the Apprentice Advisory Committee. Al completed the “A” apprenticeship program and received his associate degree in labor studies from Empire State College in 1992.

Brother Mendez has completed the Citizenship Responsibility Class, Transit Safety Course, Confined Space Class, 10 Hour OSHA Safety Course, Lock-out Tag-out class and the Stewards Training Course. Upon receiving his A card, Brother Mendez worked as a sub foreman, foreman, and in 1999, was appointed as a shop steward at John F. Kennedy International Airport. He has been a steward on some large projects such as the new International Arrivals Terminal (Terminal 4), American Airlines, JetBlue Terminal and the rehabilitation of various runways.

Brother Mendez is a member of the Queens Allied Club, the Sportsman Club, the Bronx Acorn Club and a member of the Santiago Iglesias Educational Society. For the Santiago Iglesias Educational Society, Brother Mendez has served in the capacity of co-chairman and chairman of the Annual Dinner Dance for a number of years, he has held the position of a committee member, legislative chairman, treasurer, and is currently the first vice-president. He is also a member of the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus

In 2006, Brother Mendez attended the IBEW Convention in Cleveland along with the video committee in order to document Local #3‟s Sword of Light Band opening up the convention in honor of our brothers lost on September 11th, 2001. He sits on Local #3‟s Wage and Policy Committee; and was recently appointed to the Project Labor Agreement Committee.

Brother Mendez lives in Queens with his wife, Yesika, and his two children, Kimberly and Andrew, where he is active in his community with the Civic Association and Community Board 10.

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