Labor on the Move: Jeff Guido & Rod Easter Hired as Reps for CHOICE

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Labor on the Move: Jeff Guido & Rod Easter Hired as Reps for CHOICE(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)Jeff Guido and Rod Easter have joined Stephen Courtien as the field staff representatives for CHOICE, Community Hub for Opportunities in Construction Employment, the new building and construction trades organization for the national capital region (Mark Coles Tapped to Lead New Capital Region Building and Construction Trades Organization 4/2/2014 UC), effective July 1. “I am confident that Jeff, Rod and Steve have the knowledge, temperament and ability to effectively communicate with developers, owners and management professionals in the greater Baltimore/Washington, DC construction market,” said CHOICE Executive Director Mark Coles. “They have each proven that they can build working coalitions with community leaders and public agencies.” Jeff Guido is currently an Organizer and Legislative Director for the Maryland State Pipe Trades Association, and currently serves as the Vice President of Plumbers & Gas Fitters Local 5.  He’s also one of two Building Trades representatives who serve on U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer's "Make it in America" committee.  Rod Easter was most recently the President of the Baltimore Building Trades Council, served on the transition team for Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and serves on the advisory committee for the Red Line rail initiative in Baltimore. Stephen Courtien has been a member of the Painters union since 1998, and most recently served as the Business/Legislative Representative for the Washington DC Building and Construction Trades Council. Prior to his service with CHOICE and the Building Trades Council, Courtien served in several different capacities for IUPAT and IUPAT District Council 51. photo (l-r): Guido, Easter, Coles & Courtien


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