Chris Shelton, President, Communications Workers of America (left)– President Shelton started working for New York Telephone in 1968 and was elected a shop steward shortly after. He most recently served as Vice President of CWA District 1, representing more than 160,000 members in New Jersey, New York, and New England. President Shelton was elected president of CWA in June.
Lonnie Stephenson, President, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (2nd from left) – President Stephenson was elected earlier this summer. He was previously IBEW’s International Vice President in the Midwest. He started his career four decades ago in Rock Island, IL, as a wireman apprentice and has worked to bring hundreds of project labor agreements to areas throughout the Midwest.
Joe Sellers, General President, International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (2nd from right) – General President Joe Sellers began his career in 1980 as an apprentice in Local 19 in Philadelphia, PA. He served as training coordinator and business representative before becoming president and business manager, and was elected General President of SMART in May of 2015.
Eric Dean, General President, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union (right) – General President Eric Dean was elected earlier this month. He previously served as General Secretary for the Ironworkers. He became a journeyman in Local 63 in Chicago in 1984, and later worked as an apprentice instructor and welding inspector.