Mr. Bland, as he is affectionately called in Texas, continues to organize workers to help improve their lives. In the past few yeas he has organized new locals into the Transit Division, including Locals 263, 265 and 266. John has been a stalwart when it comes to our International programs and practices. His other locals include 260, 261, 262, 267, 268, 270 and 276.
He is a Vice President of the Texas AFL-CIO and labors tirelessly for workers rights in the state capitol, Austin. Texas is a right-to-work state and John does a great job under those conditions.