Larry Mazzola, Jr.
Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 38
Larry Mazzola Jr. took over as president of the San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council in 2015, replacing his father and longtime labor leader Larry Mazzola Sr. Mazzola Jr. has served as Business Manager/ Financial Secretary Treasurer for Plumbers Local 38, as a delegate to the Trades Council for more than 20 years and brings a wealth of trades knowledge to the table. With his tenacity and determination for progress, he carries on the proud tradition of fighting for working men and women in San Francisco.
Vice President for Basic Crafts
Laborers Local 261
A native San Franciscan, Vince Courtney originally became a delegate to the SF Building & Construction Trades Council in 2005, and was elected Vice President for the Basic Crafts in 2018. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the San Francisco Labor Council following his initial election in 2009. Courtney joined LiUNA! Local 261 on Labor Day 2004 as a City Representative after being appointed by then Business Manager Oscar De La Torre. He was first elected to serve as Executive Board Member of the Local Union in 2008. In 2009, he was appointed by Northern California District Council of Laborers Business Manager Oscar De La Torre to serve as Special Assistant, and as Board Member of the California Alliance for Jobs. Courtney routinely works on city-wide workforce development matters in connection with the administration of unique career pathway designs for local industry candidates. He’s also served as his Union’s Political Captain and has worked with the affiliates to plug Union members into political participation through Industry advocacy, political action and coalition building through various State and local efforts. @vincecourtney
Vice President for Subcrafts
IBEW Local 6
Born and raised in San Francisco, John is a first generation Irish-American and holds a sociology degree from UC Santa Barbara. His career in the electrical industry began in October of 1998. Since that time he has been an active member of his local, and has served the membership as a teacher at the Apprenticeship School, as a Business Representative, as President, and currently Business Manager-Financial Secretary of IBEW Local 6. He serves as a Trustee for Local 6’s Apprenticeship Committee, its Health and Welfare Plan, and its Pension Plan. John has served as a delegate to the San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council since December of 2007; first as a delegate to the Board of Business Representatives, and then as a delegate to the full Council. “As a member of the Building Trades, and a student of its past accomplishments, I will work to continue the proud traditions that have led to our many gains,” says Doherty.
Gonzalez, who has made a career of organizing workers and fiercely negotiating on their behalf, came to the SF Building Trades from the San Francisco Labor Council. He became the SFLC’s Interim Executive Director in May 2018, and only three months later, SFLC delegates unanimously nominated and elected him to a two-year term as Director. Gonzalez became the first person of color and youngest person elected in the 125-year history of the SFLC.
Gonzalez was a card-carrying Teamster by age 18, and he cut his organizing teeth in the not-so-Union-friendly U.S. South, where he learned firsthand about the challenges of helping workers unionize. Upon his return to Northern California, he became Business Representative and Organizer for Teamsters 856 and began negotiating private- and public-sector contracts. Gonzalez rose to the rank of Director, was elected twice as Vice President, and led organizing campaigns that nearly doubled the size and strength of the local before he headed to the SFLC.
Informed by his Catholic upbringing's social justice doctrine and motivated by a sense of stewardship instilled by his father’s lifelong career as a firefighter, Gonzalez finds purpose in building power for workers.
Bartolomy M. Pantoja
Glaziers Local 718
Bart Pantoja has been a Union Glazier for 22 years has worked in and around the Bay Area the majority of his career. He currently resides in San Francisco, but has also called the South Bay, East Bay and near our state capital home. Pantoja has been the Business Representative for Local 718 for the last two years and has been seated on a Bond Oversight Committee. Pantoja hopes to serve not only his fellow 718 members, but also all those who earn their living by the sweat of their brow and the skill of their hands.
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