Matthew is the former President and Principal Officer of Denver Teamsters Local 961, which has since merged into Teamsters Local 455. Born and raised in New York City, Matthew is a 23-year Teamsters currently based in Colorado. He was directly involved in the organization of the America West CSR’s, and the Continental Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and United Airlines maintenance and related employees.
Matthew has negotiated many contracts in the airline industry as well as in the newspaper, food processing, auto transport, parking, and rental car industries. He brings a wealth of experience to the Teamsters Airline Division. Matthew currently serves as and international representative for the division as well as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Teamsters Newspaper, Magazine and Electronic Media Workers Conference. Additionally, he is the Western Area Carhaul Co-Chairman and is responsible for the negotiations of former Local 961 contracts.