Humberto J. Restrepo

 

Political Affairs Liaison,
Joint Industry Board

Humberto J. Restrepo was born in Medellin, Colombia and grew up in Astoria, Queens. Humberto graduated from Long Island City High School in 1982. After graduating High School, he served in the United States Naval Reserve for 6 years and was Honorably Discharged as a Third Class Petty Officer. In 1986, Humberto was initiated into Local Union #3, I.B.E.W. Apprentice program, and received his “A” Journeyman‟s card in 1991. He earned an Associate‟s Degree in Labor Studies from the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School for Labor Studies.

Upon entering the Apprenticeship program, Humberto became active with the Apprentice Advisory Committee where he chaired various committees. As a journeyman he worked in the field as a Sub-Foreman, Foreman and Shop Steward. In 2000 he became a Shop Steward and has served under Business Representatives Luis Sciara and Elliot Hecht. Prior to the attack on the World Trade Center, Humberto served as a Shop Steward at that site. Additionally he has served as Shop Steward at the JFK/Jamaica Air Train Terminal and the New Jet Blue Terminal at JFK Airport. Before becoming the Political Affairs Liaison for the Joint Industry Board he was the job steward at Ground Zero.

Humberto became a member of the Santiago Iglesias Educational Society in 1986, and has served as Board of Director, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President and President and is now a Trustee. He has also served as Press Secretary to The Electrical Union World. He is a Trustee to The Jose Lopez Scholarship Fund and served on The William Nowrocky Scholarship Fund. Humberto is a member of the Westchester Mechanics, Bronx Acorn Electrical Club, Catholic Council, Colony Club, Christopher Columbus Committee, and The Electrical Workers Minority Caucus. Humberto is also a Master Mason of Harmony Lodge #241.

Brother Restrepo served on the 2001 Negotiating Committee, Local 3‟s Wage and Policy Committee, The Electrical Workers Death Benefits Society, Loan Committee, Local 3‟s Election Board and as the Recording Secretary of Local 3‟s Laws and Resolutions Committee. He has always played an active role in Local #3‟s political campaign efforts to elect labor friendly candidates to Local, State and National Office. In June of 2009 Humberto was appointed to Political Affairs Liaison to The Joint Industry Board.

Humberto is one of eighteen siblings. He resides in Lynbrook, N.Y. with his wife Tamara and both are proud parents of two beautiful daughters; Angelica Marie and Alexis Victoria.

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