President, Local 374
Dickenson began his career in public service in 1984 as an Electrical Maintainer for the New York Public Library. In 2002, members overwhelmingly elected him president of Quasi- Public Employees Local 374. Before that, he was a chapter chair and a union delegate for over 10 years.
Dickenson worked with library management and the DC 37 Education Fund to develop a free trades apprenticeship program for members at Manhattan, Staten Island and Bronx libraries. The program preps members for a career in facilities management and maintenance. Dickenson chairs the DC 37 Citizenship/Immigration Committee, and he is a trustee of the New York Public Library Health and Security Trust. He is a member of the union’s Caribbean Heritage Committee and the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. Dickenson is a Cornell University Labor Leadership program graduate.