President, Local 1359
As chair of the DC 37 Political Action Committee, he helps shape the union’s political agenda. Local 1359 represents more than 370 Attorneys, Clerks, Rent Examiners, Rent Inspectors, Stenographers, Accountants and Housing Specialists at the New York State Homes and Community Renewal agency and Investigators in the agency’s Tenant Protection Unit.
“When you grow up in the Third World, you need to get involved in labor early in your life,” said the Guyana native. Ifill has a diploma in accounting from the Guyana Technical Institute, and he studied labor law at Guyana’s Critchlow Labor College. He has a bachelor’s degree in math from the University of Guelph in Canada.