Executive Secretary-Treasurer  – Elizabeth Ortega-Toro, CWA 39521
President – Yvonne Williams, ATU 192
1st Vice President – Martha Kuhl, CNA
2nd Vice President – Gary Jimenez, SEIU 1021
Sergeant-at-Arms – Nathaniel Arnold, ATU 192

Executive Committee

Michael Blair, IAFF 55
Doug Bloch, IBT JC 7
Greg Bonato, IBEW 595
Keith Brown, OEA
Cathy Campbell, AFT 1078
Andreas Cluver, Roofers/BTC
Don Crosatto, IAM 1546
Rosemarie Boothe-Bey, OPEIU 29
Chris Finn, ATU 192

Maggie Feder, UFCW 5
Keith Gibbs, CWA 9412
Eugenia Gutierrez, SEIU USWW
Zack Goldman, IFPTE 21
Wei-Ling Huber, UNITE HERE 2850
Calvin Johnson, SEIU 2015
Mike Henneberry, IBT 853
Byong Kim, IAFF 689

Maricruz Manzanarez, AFSCME 3299
Al Fortier, IBEW 1245
Ché Timmons, UA 342
Cindy Zecher, CSEA 27
Cloudell Douglas, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
Carlena Eaton, UAW 5810


Bill Schechter, IAM 1546
Howard Egerman, AFGE 3172

Abdul Johnson, AFSCME 2620


Executive Secretary-Treasurer – Elizabeth Ortega-Toro (510) 632-4242 x107,, CWA 39521

Political Director – Becky Rhodes (510) 632-4242 x106,, CWA 39521

Office Manager – Cora Kapenga, (510) 632-4242 x103,, OPEIU 29

Executive Secretary-Treasurer: The full-time officer who runs the Council’s daily operations, such as
implementing policy, serving as spokesperson, managing staff and finances, and directing programs.

President: Presides over the Labor Council’s monthly Delegates meetings, chairs the Executive Committee
meetings, and represents the Council. The president is an ex-officio member of each committee.

1st and 2nd Vice Presidents: Preside in the President’s absence, participate in leadership functions and
assume other responsibilities. The 1st VP chairs Legislative Committee, 2nd VP chairs Credentials Committee.

Executive Committee: The steering committee of the Labor Council includes 23 at-large members in
addition to the officers. The committee meets monthly to prepare policy recommendations to the Delegate
Body; review and recommend action to the Delegates as may be necessary; act on Labor Council business
between meetings of the delegates; and engage in long-term planning for the Council.

Trustees: Regularly examine the financial records of the Executive Secretary Treasurer. We elect three to
review all receipts, bills, and disbursements, and periodically report their findings to the Delegates.

Sergeant-At-Arms: Collects attendance records at Delegates meetings and assists the chair in maintaining
proper order and function in the Labor Council meetings.