This month, we are introducing our newest board member, Vincent Blanco, J.D.
Vincent graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science to gain an understanding of politics and governments and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology to comprehend the development, structure, and functioning of human social relationships. After graduating from SDSU, Vincent attended Loyola University of Chicago School of Law where he successfully earned his Juris Doctorate Law Degree. There he focused and sharpened his skills in Labor Law, Business Law and Negotiations.
Vincent has worked in the capacity of a Labor Representative for the Teamsters Union in Chicago where he represented the private soft drink industry workers of Pepsi Americas and Coca Cola Refreshments, as the Labor Representative for AFSCME San Diego where he represented the city workers of San Diego, and is currently the Labor Relations Specialist for AFT Local 2277 and 3922 for Portland Community College, representing both the Faculty & Academic Professionals and Classified workers at all campuses.
As a Labor Representative, Vincent acquired experience in private and public-sector unionism, collective bargaining, agency shop, dispute resolution, political affairs, restructuring organizations, drafting bylaws, grievances, conducting administrative hearings and arbitration.
Vincent is a fighter for racial and economic equality and women’s rights. He is an advocate for universal healthcare for all and served as a Board Member for Health Care for All Oregon (HCAO).