United EMS Workers-AFSCME Local 4911

Interim Adminstrative Chief Announced

Brothers and Sisters,

We are very pleased to announce that Chad Johnson will assume the roll of Interim Administative Chief for Local 4911. The Board of Directors approved his appointment earlier this week.

local 4911As Interim Administrative Chief, Chad will help get the day-to-day operations of Local 4911 in order while supervising staff, assisting stewards, bargaining, and anything else that supports our local. His Interim status will continue until the local hires a permanent Executive Director. Once that occurs, Chad will step back into his role as the AFSCME Area Fields Services Director (AFSD) for California.

While working for Local 4911, Chad will report to the Local 4911 Board of Directors. The AFSCME International Union has also agreed to pay his salary with no additional costs being paid by the Local.

Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Chad brings extensive union experience with him and holds a Sociology degree from Morehouse College, with concentrations in philosophy and public health. Prior to working as the California AFSD, Chad worked as an organizer for AFSCME International and then as the Executive Director for AFSCME Local 1733 in Memphis, TN.

While with Local 1733 in Memphis, Chad ran the day-to-day operations which included all facets of contract negotiations, labor representation, and organizing. He also served on the board of the Memphis Central Labor Council and Tennessee State Labor Federation, The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel and Joint Labor/Management Committees with Shelby County, TN, the City of Memphis, and several other committees. He was also a founding member of Tennessee Organizers roundtable which forged coalitions accross labor and other advocacy organizations statewide.

Chad looks forward to working with the leadership team and every member in Local 4911. He can be reached at cjohnson@afscme.org.

In Solidarity,

Dave Styles, Secretary
United EMS Workers-AFSCME Local 4911

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