Jason Rivera

 

Recording Secretary
SIES President 2006-2011

Jason Rivera was born in 1966 in East New York, Brooklyn. At the age of 3 he moved to Jackson, New Jersey and eventually moving to Queens, New York. Brother Rivera and his sister Cheryl are the only two children of Rafael and Hilda Rivera both who were born in Puerto Rico and came to New York as children. Shortly after graduating High School in 1984 , Jason traveled throughout Europe and the United States as a Breakdancer, performing with a Dance Troupe.

Jason worked as a Maintenance man, Bridge Painter and Truck Driver before being initiated into Local Union #3 IBEW Apprentice program in 1990. Having grandfathers who were a Union Longshoreman and a Union Hospital Worker, Brother Rivera became an active member of Local #3. He became class representative in apprentice school.  Jason successfully completed his apprenticeship and received an Associated Degree in Labor Studies  Jason received his “A”-Journeyman’s card in 1996. In 1999 he became a Shop Stewart in the Bronx. In 2001 he was a Foreman for Island Instrumentation where he lead a composite crew of local electricians, out-of-town electricians, and Steamfitters, working on the Co-gen Peak-Powerplants being built in all five boroughs. Brother Rivera  has taking many of the courses available to him at the Joint Industry Board such as OSHA  Safety,  Fiber Optic and Data, Cable Testing, Transit Skills and Track Safety, Supervision Training, Lock Out Tag Out and Basic Instrumentation as well as Defensive Driving.

Jason has been an active member of the Santiago Iglesias Educational Society since 1992 and has served as the Dinner/Dance Ticket Chairman, Co-chairman and Chairman. He has served as Sergeant at Arms, Board of Director and is currently the Recording Secretary for the Society. Jason is an active member of the Bronx Acorn Electrical Club and is the Manger and Coach of its softball team and is a member of the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus.

Brother Rivera lives in Queens and has two children Sasha and Alexander, in his spare time he enjoys playing softball, playing guitar and spending time with his kids.