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Eric Latson

Local 1597

Eric Latson
Local 1597

Eric Latson, the former president of Custodial Assistants Local 1597, was re-elected to a third term as vice president of the DC 37 Executive Board. Latson has worked for City College, CUNY, in upper Manhattan for more than 33 years. He got involved with his union “after reading the contract. That led me to become a shop steward.”

He served on the Local 1597 board for 12 years, eventually being elected vice president. In 2006 members elected Latson president of the local until 2018.

“Our main concern is to retain jobs and benefits for our members,” Latson said. “Unions are under attack but we are successfully fighting the conservative right’s attempts to destroy us workers who are part of organized labor.”

“We are protecting the jobs, wages, benefits, and pensions of DC 37 members– that is the bottom line and what members expect of us,” said Latson.

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