By Jason Rabinowitz—
The Executive Board of Teamsters Joint Council 7 has elected me to the position of Joint Council President, upon the resignation of long-time President Rome Aloise that took effect on January 30.
I’m honored and humbled to lead our great Joint Council into the future. Our Union faces unprecedented challenges, and tremendous opportunity to build power, win strong contracts, and organize thousands of workers into the Teamsters. I believe that the powerful Locals of Joint Council 7 – united and working together – are up to the task.
I look forward to reporting more in the future about our plans for the Joint Council.
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With decades of experience and activism in protecting the rights of workers, Jason is the Principal Officer of Teamsters Local 2010, which represents about 15,000 clerical, administrative and skilled trades workers throughout the University of California and California State University systems. Under his leadership, Local 2010 has transformed into a powerhouse for workers’ rights: increasing membership dramatically; leading successful strikes and contract campaigns that won strong contracts; and organizing more than 4,000 new workers into the Teamsters.
As Director of the 200,000-member IBT Public Services Division, Jason has led the successful effort to maintain membership and build Teamster power in the face of the Janus decision and other anti-Union attacks. He has served as a Trustee on the Joint Council 7 Executive Board since June 2019.
Jason has been in the forefront of the fight to protect members’ safety and jobs during the COVID crisis. He is a strong advocate for equality and diversity in our Union.
Before coming to the Local in 2013, Jason served as a Teamster lawyer for 16 years. His success in winning justice for workers in challenging cases made him one of the pre-eminent Union lawyers in California. For four years, Jason served as a Professor of Labor Law at UC Davis Law School.
The officers of Joint Council 7 are now the following:
President – Jason Rabinowitz
Vice President – Carlos Borba
Secretary-Treasurer – Dave Hawley
Recording Secretary- Peter Nuñez
Trustees: John Bouchard, Jeff Berdion, Dennis Hart