Michael Sacco

Michael Sacco
Michael Sacco
Born February 14, 1937 (1937-02-14) (age 74)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Trade union leader
Spouse Sophie Sacco[1]

Michael Sacco (born February 14, 1937) is an American labor leader from Brooklyn, New York.[1] He was appointed as the president of the Seafarers International Union of North America, AFL-CIO in June 1988 by the SIUNA Executive Board.[1]

Since 1988, Sacco has also served as president of The Maritime Trades Department AFL-CIO,[1] a post he was re-elected to in 2009.[1] In November, 1991, he was elected a vice-president of the AFL-CIO.[1]

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1958.[1] In 1958, he joined SIU[1] and served aboard the dredge MV Zanzibar. From 1968 to 1979 he was vice president of the Seafarers Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship,[1] the union's vocational training facility in Piney Point, Maryland.

From 1980 to 1988, Sacco was vice president of the SIUNA-affiliated Seafarers International Union; Atlantic, Gulf, Lakes and Inland Waters District. He was also secretary-treasurer of the Greater St. Louis Area and Vicinity Port Council and an executive board member of the Missouri State AFL-CIO.

Sacco is married and has five children.[1]

See also

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "SIU Executive Board". seafarers.org. http://www.seafarers.org/aboutthesiu/executiveboard.asp. Retrieved March 13, 2007. 

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