Luis G. Restrepo


Assistant Business Manager,
Local Union #3, IBEW

Luis G. Restrepo was born in Medellin, Colombia and grew up in Astoria, Queens. Luis has served in the United States Navy. He was initiated into the “F” Division of Local Union #3 in 1980 where he worked for Cerro Wire and Cable. He then entered and completed the “A” Apprentice program and received his “A” Journeyman card. Luis received his Associated Degree in Labor Studies From Empire State College. Brother Restrepo was an active member of the “A” Apprentice Advisory Committee where he served as its Co-Chair and then as Chairman. Luis also served on the 1983 and 1986 Apprentice Negotiating Committee.

Luis has worked as a Sub-Foreman, General foreman and Shop Steward. He played a key role in the UECA Local #363, Organizing Drive and the Manufacturing Organizing Committee. Luis served on the Apprentioce Review Termination Committee, the Wage and Policy Committee, the Hardship Committee, the Election Board of Local Union #3, and was a member of the Electrical Workers Death Benefit Society. In 1992, Luis served on the “A” negotiating Committee. He has also served as Board of Directors and was Tresurer of the first Housing Cooperative. He was a Delegate to the 2001 and 2006 IBEW Conventions. Luis also is a Member at Large to The Electrical Workers Minority Caucus. He also serves as a Trustee to many of the Plans and Funds of The Joint Industry Board.

In 1997, Luis filled the resigned position of the Executive Boeard of Local Union #3. In 2002 the Executive Board elected him to fill the unexpired term of Vice President of Local Union #3. In Novemeber of 2005 he resigned this position when he was appointed Business Representative of The Bronx. In February of 2009 Luis was appointed to serve as Assistant Business Manager of Local Union #3 and is responsible for memebers who belong to the Supply , “J” Street Lighting, Manufacturing, Expiditor and “ADM” Divisions of Local #3.

Brother Restrepo has been an active member of the Santiago Iglesias Educational Society since 1980. He has served as a Board Member, Press Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President, and President and presently serves as a Trustee. He is also an active member of the Bronx Acorn Electrical Club, Westchester Mechanics Association, Colony Club and the Hispanic Labor Committee. He has been honored by The Santiago Iglesias Ed. Society, Hispanic Labor Committee and the Lewis H. Latimar Association and received the Israel Bonds Achievement Award in 2004. He is a member and officer of The Electrical Workers Minority Caucus.

Luis is one of eighteen siblings and is married to his lovely wife Shirley. He is the proud father of Cynthia, who is a Registered Nurse and Luis, who is attending College where he is majoring in Electrical Engineering.

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