Fred, a third generation railroader began his railroad career in 1974 as a Carman on the Penn Central Railroad. An active member from his date of hire, Fred became a Local Officer for Local 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio and worked his way through the ranks as Committeeman, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, and then President of Local 2019 in 1992. He has been on the International executive Board since 2001.
In September 2004 Fred joined the Railroad Division as an International Representative. Currently Fred is assigned to service Locals in the freight sector, Norfolk Southern and CSX. Fred is also TWU’s Ohio COPE Director and serves on the Federal Railroad Administration’s Railroad Safety Advisory Committee, and AAR Safety Appliance Task Force.