President, Local 1070
“I share the vision our executive director has for this union to move DC 37 forward and become so strong that we will not be distracted by all the noise made by political adversaries who are attacking unions,” Sabatino said. “We can never be distracted from our main goal: to serve the members.” Local 1070 members elected Sabatino president in October 2014.
The local represents 2,000 non-judicial employees in New York State Unified Court System who keep the wheels of justice in motion. Sabatino started his union activism as a shop steward in 1981. He was later elected vice chapter chair for Court Interpreters and became a chapter chair in 1986. He was elected local vice president in 2002. He is chief sergeant-of-arms for DC 37 and AFSCME.