Labor and Community Activities

Union Affiliation:
June 1986 to present-Local 696, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO. Editor, Union Intelligencer, September 1990 to May 1996; member, Election Committee, March 1990 and March 1993; Co-Chair, Nomination and Election Committee, March 1996; candidate for Steward-Delegate, March 1999. Elected Steward-Delegate, March 2011 and March 2014; elected Trustee, March 2014; appointed Delegate to Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO November 2011.

Concerned Citizens of the Delaware Valley-member since 1984; elected Secretary, June 1990; appointed Chair, Electronic Communications Committee, June 1999; appointed Chair, Public Radio and TV Committee, June 2000.

Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO-Volunteer worker since January 1990; appointed Sergeant-At Arms, April 2003.

A. Philip Randolph Institute, Philadelphia Chapter-Member; elected Trustee, March 1990; elected Treasurer, March 1992; appointed Acting Secretary, February 2000; elected Secretary, March 2001 to present; delegate to Northeast Regional Conference, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001.

Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir (Reconstructionist)-Member since June 1990; elected Chair, Tikkun Olam (Social Action) committee, June 2003. Secretary, June 2017 and June 2018. Elected Vice-President June 2019

Jewish Labor Committee-Member

Philadelphia Labor Communications Association-Elected to Executive Council, February 1995.

Pennsylvania Labor History Society-Member.

Philadelphia Area Project for Occupational Safety and Health (PHILAPOSH)-elected to Board, December 2004.

Atlantic Coast Opera Festival-member of Board.

48th Ward Democratic Committee-elected Assistant Secretary, July 2018; elected Secretary, June 2022.


On November 5, 2004, I received the Distinguished Service Award from the Philadelphia Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute.

On September 16, 2016, I received the President’s Award from the Philadelphia chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute.