AFSCME Local 704

Best Wishes, Nick D'Andrea

Council 4 Staff Rep Nick D'Andrea

Council 4 Staff Representative Nick D'Andrea retired Oct. 1 after a 40-year career in the Connecticut labor movement organizing and mobilizing workers in the public and private sector.

Nick's rich career included working at the former Scoville/Century Brass plant in Waterbury, where he was a leader on the shop floor, mobilizing his fellow UAW members. Nick went on to work for UAW Region 9A as well as the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union and the Machinists Union.

Nick joined Council 4 in 1984, serving as a staff representative for 25 years. Throught out the entirety of his career, he recognized the interconnection between politics, organizing and negotiating, and sought to make sure workers were represented not just at the bargaining table but in legislative corridors as well.

"I've had the time of my life," Nick reflected. "Where else but the labor movement can you come from the working class and make a difference in helping deliver justice on the job on behalf of working families?"

Nick D'Andrea, left, and Farmworkers President Cesar Chavez at a 1973 rally in downtown Waterbury.

We congratulate Nick on the occasion of his retirement and we thank him for his many contributions to Council 4 and the Connecticut labor movement.

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