President, Local 3621
Vincent Variale is president of the Uniformed EMS Officers Union Local 3621. First elected president of the local in 2009, he is currently serving his fourth term. He served as Sgt.-at-Arms for District Council 37 until his election to serve on the DC 37 Executive Board January 2019. A proactive leader, Variale has been at the forefront determined to receive fair and equitable pay for his members and other first responders. He led a long-term campaign pushing for promotional exams for EMS Officers all the way up to the rank of Division Chief, culminating in the passage of the Civil Service Exam Bill into law this past January. Variale is steadfast in fighting for all members effected by the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, that included a victory in getting unlimited sick leave for EMS and other union members who responded to the attacks and worked in Ground Zero in the aftermath.