Program Director, Organization United for Respect (OUR)
Eddie is currently the Program Director at Organization United for Respect (OUR) and the OUR Walmart campaign. Previously, he worked at the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union for nearly 5 years.
Prior to working for the UFCW, Eddie was the Secretary-Treasurer of a large service worker union in California with SEIU. During his tenure, the local organized 10,000 workers and won break-through agreements that lifted standards for thousands of security guards, airport workers and janitors. He also served as Assistant Director with of SEIU’s Property Services Division where he led national organizing efforts. Eddie also worked for the AFL-CIO, where he helped coordinate multi-union organizing drives at several airports throughout the West.
Eddie has a masters degree in urban planning and a bachelor’s degree in geography, both from the University of California in Los Angeles.