President, Local 983
“We have to move the union forward,” said Puleo, “and work with the new executive director to strengthen our union by organizing and mobilizing members.”
Puleo joined the city 27 years ago as a Sanitation Enforcement Agent and in 1992 became a Local 983 Urban Parks Ranger. In 2005 the Dept. of Parks and Recreation promoted him to Associate Urban Parks Ranger. In 1989, members elected Puleo Local 983 vice president, and he served five terms before winning the presidency in 2013.
Local 983 has 3,100 members in the New York Police Dept., the Dept. of Transportation and the Parks department. Puleo chairs the DC 37 Parks Policy Committee. Puleo served for several years as a DC 37 sergeant-at-arms and as a member of the DC 37 Elections Committee.