BIOGRAPHY

John Vigueras Ortiz

John Vigueras joins LIUNA after an outstanding career with the Puerto Rico Federation of Workers and affiliated worker unions. As coordinator of the Puerto Rico District of LIUNA, John is working hard to defend the rights of workers through collective bargaining agreements and is also helping to establish a solid working relationship with workers, the private sector and the Government, with the purpose of to help strengthen the economy of Puerto Rico. 

John began his career in the union camp after an honorable retirement as a member of the United States Marine Corps in 1985. He worked as a member of the Union of Puerto Rican Workers. In 1993 he worked at the World Trade Center as an active member of the SEIU 32b-32j. He then became a member of CWA 1101 while working at the New York Telephone Company. There he served as a delegate, chief delegate and as a special representative. Later, he returned to Puerto Rico to help organize a new branch of the Union of Communications Workers (CWA3010), where he later served as secretary-treasurer.