Steve Jovel

Steve Jovel
(408) 464-7707

Steve is currently the president of Local 101 and president of the VTA chapter. He has also been vice president for Local 101 and steward for VTA Chapter. 

Prior to AFSCME, he began his union work for Amalgamated Transit Union Local 265 at VTA as a coach operator. He was a shop steward for four years and an executive board Officer for three years prior to promoting into an AFSCME represented position in management. 

Steve's background and experience as a union leader is diverse. He believes that the union belongs to the members and he always encourages transparency and inclusion for all. 

His goals on the Executive Board include:

  • helping the council be creative in staying financially stable post-Janus, while keeping equity in mind for the smaller locals and members on the lower end of the pay scale
  • improving communication with the local presidents
  • taking a full assessment of the council structure to make sure our locals and members are fully supported