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Ahmed Shakir

Local 375

Ahmed Shakir
Local 375
Ahmed Shakir arrived in the United States in 1969 and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in structural engineering from the University of Texas.

Shakir has been extensively involved in the union and other labor activities, serving as president of Local 375’s Dept. of Transportation (Bridges) Chapter 37 and the local’s secretary. Shakir has been a DC 37 delegate for six consecutive terms and also was on the board of directors of the Eastern Queens Democratic Party and is a founding vice president of the American Engineering Alliance.

Among his peers and colleagues, Shakir is seen as a man who promotes the idea and practice of tolerance in every facet of life and that people should work together regardless of nationality, religion, or race because peace and prosperity can be achieved through non-violence, patience and service to the underserved.

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