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James J. Tucciarelli

President, Local 1320

James J. Tucciarelli
President, Local 1320
James J. Tucciarelli, president of Sewage Treatment Workers and Sr. STWs Local 1320 since 1983, has served six terms on the Executive Board.

In 2015 he won a tremendous victory for his members with a new contract after a protracted battle with the city for what he described as “a living wage commensurate with the work our members do to provide for and sustain their families.”

“Members struggled for eight years with no raises in a city that is one of the most expensive places to live,” Tucciarelli said. “With help from DC 37 and our political allies, we prevailed.”

In the 1970s, Tucciarelli worked closely with DC 37’s Lillian Roberts to win civil service exams for federal jobs program participants.“I have spent the greater part of my life with this union,” Tucciarelli said. “We have been through tough struggles and hardships in the past, and I believe we will survive and succeed because this institution is bigger than all of us.”

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