Ruben Rodriguez

Ruben is a wastewater operator for the East Bay Municipal Utilities District, and he has been a vocal AFSCME member for decades. He is currently vice president and is past-president of Local 444, and he served as a Council 57 Executive Board member before being elected as President for the 2017-2019 term.


“With the looming threats from Congress and the Supreme Court against working people, we’re going to have to be more efficient when it comes to how we operate as a Union. One of the goals that I have is to visit our Locals along with the new executive director and find out how we can make things better for members. At the same time, I think it’s important that members realize that the Council can’t do everything and that everybody needs to step up now. We’re here to assist. Within the Locals, just like with the Council, it’s about getting people motivated.”