Eternal Vigilance is the price of Good Unionism

Harry Van Arsdale Jr.

Humberto Restrepo

Humberto Restrepo was born in Medellin, Colombia; one of eighteen siblings. Humberto served for six years in the United States Naval Reserve and was Honorably Discharged as a Third Class Petty Officer. In 1986 he was initiated into local union #3 I.B.E.W. Brother Restrepo holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Harry VanArsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies at Empire State College and a degree of Master of Professional Studies from Cornell University School of Industrial Labor Relations.  He is a recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. In 2011 Humberto was one of four building trades’ Grand Marshalls for the NYC Central Labor Council Labor Day parade commemorating the tenth year anniversary of 911. 

As a journeyman electrician he worked in the field as a sub-foreman, foreman and job steward.

Humberto served as President of Santiago Iglesias Educational Society. He was a Press Secretary to the Electrical Union World and a trustee to the Jose Lopez and the William Nowrocky Scholarship funds. He is a member of the Westchester Mechanics, the Bronx Acorn, the Catholic Council, the Colony Club, and the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus. He also served on the 2001 Negotiation committee, the Death Benefit Society, the Loan Committee, Local 3’s Election Board, and as Recording Secretary of local 3’s Laws and Resolutions Committee.

In 2009, Humberto was hired by the Joint Industry Board of The Electrical Industry as Political Affairs Liaison. In 2014 Humberto was assigned the responsibilities of Ombudsman to oversee the scheduling of mediation and arbitration hearings for local 3 members on workmen’s compensation pursuant to local 3’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program (ADR).  In June of 2017 Humberto was promoted to Executive Director of the Joint Industry Board.  In 2018 Humberto received the Israel Bonds Electrical Industries Division Award; was honored by the Electrical Welfare Club and The Stevenson Regular Democratic Club.