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FOPE National Organizer, National Vice-President Private Division President, Business Representative

Bio: In the 1970’s, Guy attended Community College in New York State for an Associates Applied Science degree, after which he worked for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. In the early 1980’s, he attended night courses for Labor and Industrial Relations at Cornell Extension University in Long Island, New York, while he worked as an Organizer, Assistant Director, and then Director of Organizing for the Nursing Home & Hospital Employees Union (District Council 1115) Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees AFL-CIO.

In 2004 he attended negotiating and contract writing courses at the National Labor College (George Meany Center). Guy came to work as the National Director of Organizing for the National Federation of Public and Private Employees (NFOPAPE) in September 2000. In 2006 the membership voted Guy in as President of the Private Division and also became a National Vice President as a result of that membership vote.

Accomplishments: Guy organized approximately 10,000 workers in a ten year period for Nursing Homes and Hospital Employees Union District Council 1115, AFL-CIO of New York and New Jersey. Guy kept a 75 percent winning average at National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) elections and was able to negotiate contracts in 99 percent of the elections units won.

While working at the Federation as National Director of Organizing, Guy organized and supervised several Union elections within the Public and Private Sectors. The elections totaled a combined 91 percent win rate. Contracts have been negotiated in all organized units won.

“What I would like to accomplish in the long term is to grow the Private Sector three fold from its 2000 year size level and the Public Sector increase its membership by 1500 members within the long term.”