Administrative Vice President Angel Giboyeaux Announces Retirement

Angel Giboyeaux
Angel Giboyeaux

He played a key role in negotiating a new four-year contract for members of Liberty Lines in Westchester in 2012,  which achieved significant raises over the term of the agreement. The contract preserved the company’s pension retirement at 20 years of service by age 59. On May 17 of 2014, Angel played a pivotal role in finalizing negotiations with the owner of Mile Square School Bus just hours before hundreds of members were ready to go on strike. The agreement brought significant raises in every year and additional pay differentials to members.  He also spearheaded the successful negotiations for a successor agreement at Liberty Lines earlier this year.

In 2011, he became the Union’s point person for green jobs, working with the staff at the Union’s Training Upgrade Fund (TUF) to negotiate union-only training courses in fiber optic technology, solar panel installation and maintenance, and EPA certified refrigerant handling.

Local 100 President John Samuelsen reacted to the retirement announcement.  “None of us want to lose an officer and co-worker of his quality, experience and character.  But for him and his family , this is the right move at the right time and all of us wish him the very best moving forward. What Angel has built as a thoughtful, relentless fighter for our members; the outstanding contracts he has negotiated; the jobs he has saved; the working conditions he has fought to improve; the pensions and health care benefits he has protected are all part of a legacy that will continue to benefit this membership for decades to come, at Liberty Lines and beyond  A simple thank you for all he has done for me personally and more importantly for this union and this membership sounds woefully insufficient.  But, thank you, Angel, for being a friend, supporter and union brother.”

Brother Giboyeaux had the following message for his brothers and sisters of Local 100: Dear Officers and Staff,  “The fact that my position here at TWU Local 100 has come to an end doesn’t diminish the great professional experiences I have enjoyed. It has been outstanding working for the membership of TWU Local 100. Nothing gives me more pride than to know I have accomplished all the goals placed before me by the membership and President John Samuelsen. One’s work is never finished, but there comes a time in life when change is needed and that change for me is to retire. The ride was a good one. I believe I treated everyone with the respect, and I believe that I earned everyone’s respect in return. Thank you for the opportunity given me as an officer and members of this wonderful union. I wish TWU Local 100 great success in the future, and wish the best for each an every one at TWU.”