Business Manager Christopher Erikson, with the approval of the membership, appointed Brother Louis Sanchez a Business Representative at the October 9th General Membership meeting. Brother Sanchez will assume the responsibilities of Brother Ray West, who was re-assigned to the Midtown area upon the retirement of Business Representative Austin McCann. Brother Sanchez’ responsibilities will include the jurisdiction in White Plains, and Fairfield County in Connecticut, and also the “M” division in the Westchester area.
He entered the apprentice program in June 2001 and was the class representative. He was active on the apprentice Softball team during his apprenticeship. He received his “A” Journeyman’s card in January 2007 and was nominated by his classmates to the Advisory Committee that same year. He is also active with the Organizing Committee of Local 3.
Louis served as an officer in the Bronx Acorn Club, phone captain in the Mentoring program, and an instructor in the Local 3 Boot Camp. Brother Sanchez is the creator of the Local 3, IBEW Facebook page that now has over 3,500 followers.
Active in his community, Louis helped create an organization called the B.L.A.C.K. Club, which stands for Building Leadership and Community Kinship. Thru this organization Louis has organized numerous toy drives at area hospitals, food drives to feed the homeless on Thanksgiving, and also threw a Halloween Event which raised money for Breast Cancer.
Louis is an active member of the Santiago Inglesias Educational Society and the Westchester Mechanics Association.
In 2012 he attended the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus as a delegate representing the Bronx Acorn Club in Houston Texas. He also attended the Connecticut AFL-CIO Conference as a delegate as well as the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus in Kansas City, Missouri.