President, Local 508
Stein is an indefatigable fighter on the frontlines of the labor movement. His members and the City Lifeguards they supervise are unsung heroes and “first responders who patrol New York City’s public beaches and pools.”
Under Stein’s leadership, the local has made union organizing and participation, and political action priorities. One hundred percent of the members of Locals 461 and 508 have signed green cards enrolling them as DC 37 members despite the anti-union Janus decision by the US Supreme Court in 2018.
“Political action is labor’s battle ground,” Stein said. “If we are to achieve economic victories and social justice for our members, political activism is essential,” Stein said. On primary and election days, Stein volunteers with hundreds of City Lifeguards and Supervisors to support labor-friendly candidates that DC 37 endorses. He said, “The ballot box is where we show our strength as a union.”