Gary Guthman

Business Representative
(213) 252-1332

Gary has 30 years of labor experience including as a union organizer, business representative, shop steward trainer, contract negotiator, campaign coordinator and strike organizer. Organizing has been a primary focus, as he started out as a boycott organizer in the United Farmworkers movement.  Prior to joining AFSCME in 2011, he also worked as an organizer for HERE (now UNITE-HERE) in San Francisco, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, as well as for SEIU, in the nursing and hospital industries in Los Angeles.  One of his proudest achievements was as the lead organizer for milestone Radisson Manhattan Beach organizing campaign in 1988-1990.