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Local 1597 Leaders Sworn In

NYC Custodial Employees Local 1597 new officers were sworn in by Blue Collar Division Director David Catala at a general membership meeting in January. From right: President Edward Morales, Vice President Valerie McQueen, Treasurer Ella Montgomery, Secretary Roxana Galindez, and executive board members Trina Pegues, Jeffery McNeal, and Elaine Plaza.

Local 1597 represents more than 1,800 City Custodial Assistants, Elevator Operators, City Security Aides, Watchpersons, and others at the New York City Housing Authority, the Dept. of Education, CUNY, the Office of the Comptroller, the City Law Dept., NYPD, FDNY, and the Depts. of Juvenile Justice, Social Services, Correction, Environmental Protection, DOHMH, DCAS, NYC Health+Hospitals, and other mayoral agencies.

“We are team of leaders. Our goal is to engage the members to become more involved with their union as we fight to protect workers’ rights and benefits,” Morales said.