International President Tom Buffenbarger today announced the appointment of Sandy Gardner and Michael Manzo as Transportation Department Special Representatives.
Sister Gardner initiated into Denver’s Local Lodge 1886 in 1998 after the IAM’s historic organizing victory of approximately 20,000 Passenger Service Employees at United Airlines. Sandy was instrumental in the organizing campaign and then hit the ground running, holding the positions of Shop Steward, Customer Service Grievance Committeeperson, Chairperson of the Local Lodge 1886 Women’s Committee and Local 1886 Vice president.
In 2008, Sandy was elected as District 141 Vice President West. In 2013, she was elected as District 141 Assistant General Chairperson, a position she currently holds.
Steward in 1982 and was elected as Chief Steward in 1985. In 1995, Mike was elected as Chairperson of Shop Stewards until he was elected as District 142 General Chair in 2010.
Both Sister Gardner and Brother Manzo will assume their new roles effective December 1, 2015.