Luis G. Restrepo was appointed the Assistant Business Manager of Manufacturing on February 2, 2009. Prior to being appointed Assistant Business Manager Brother Restrepo had been serving as the Business Representative of The Bronx in the Construction Department.
Restrepo had served as an Executive Board member of Local 3 from 1997 to 2002 then as Vice-President of Local 3 from 2002 to 2005.
As Assistant Business Manager in addition to Manufacturing & Supply, he will also oversee the ADM, ‘J’ Street Lighting and Expeditor divisions.
Brother Restrepo was initiated into Local 3 in 1980. He was an “F” division member employed at Cerro Wire & Cable Company. He entered the “A” construction electrical apprentice program and upon its completion became an “A” Journeyman.
As an apprentice, he was active on the Apprentice Advisory Committee. As a Committee member, he served as its Community Service chairman and Substance Abuse Committee chairman. In 1985 he was elected co-chairman of the AdvisoryCommittee and in 1986, he was named the chairman. He also served on the “A” apprentice negotiating committee in 1984.
He is the former president of the Santiago Iglesias Education Society. He is a member of the Bronx Acorn Club, Westchester Mechanics Club and the Colony Club where he served as its corresponding secretary.
He was active on many organizing campaigns under the direction of Assistant Business Manager Louis Stein in the manufacturing branches and Assistant Business Manager Raymond Melville and Organizing Director Vincent McElroen in the construction branch.
At the time of his staff appointment to business representative, he was employed as a job steward with L.K. Comstock on MTA work in The Bronx. He is a former general foreman for Geller Electric.
Restrepo has served on the Wage and Policy Committee, Hardship Committee, Election Board, the William Nawrocky Scholarship Committee and the Electrical Workers Death Benefit Society. He is also a trustee of the Pension Hospitalization Plan of the Electrical Industry, The Annuity Plan Additional Security Benefits Plan, Deferred Salary Plan, Educational & Cultural Trust Fund, Health Reimbursement Account Plan, and Joint Industry Board. He served on the “A” negotiating committee in 1992.
He is also active in the Electchester community where he resides. He served on the 1st Housing Board as its treasurer.
A member of the Hispanic Labor Committee of the NYC Central Labor Council, he also serves as one of Local 3’s liaisons to the IBEW Minority Caucus. He is a veteran of the United States Navy and holds an associate degree in labor studies from Empire State College, (SUNY).