Jeff Alfieri: A Life Dedicated to Service and Community

Jeff-Alfieri.jpgJeff Alfieri served as a Business Representative with Teamsters Local 117 from January 4, 1993, until his untimely death on February 17, 2003.

Jeff tenía una vena independiente que estaba templada por un gran corazón. En 1980, Jeff se unió al Local 117 trabajando en el almacén de Alaska Copper and Brass. Inmediatamente se vio involucrado en dos huelgas en 1985 y 1986 que finalmente resultaron en nuevos contratos.

Jeff dejó Alaskan Copper and Brass para asistir a la escuela de leyes, aunque en su corazón siempre quiso ser un representante de negocios en lugar de trabajar como abogado en ejercicio.

While attending law school at Gonzaga University, Jeff paid his way by working at Safeway. After law school, Jeff volunteered to again help his brothers and sisters at Alaskan Copper and Brass who were engaged in a six month strike that settled in March of 1992. The experience pushed Jeff to aggressively seek work in his Union, so that he could help in the fight for justice for working men and women.

El 4 de enero de 1993 Jeff se convirtió en representante comercial del Local 117.

Jeff was a lifelong resident of the region with family roots that run deep into the community. Being raised in a strong family environment instilled in Jeff a deep sense of caring for everyone in need. He was selfless in his devotion to his work at the Union and to the members he represented. While long hours and weekend work, are not uncommon among Union staff, Jeff raised the bar with his dedication to getting the job done no matter what it took. His heart was always with the members of the Union that he loved so much.

After his death in 2003, the Alfieri family established this scholarship for the children of members of Local 117, as a way to preserve his memory in the Union he so loved.