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Meet the Local 514 Leadership  Team

In 2012 founder and President Josh Gottlieb worked as a local organizer in a hard-fought Union campaign that was forced to an untimely end because of a Union affiliation.

Gottlieb rose to form and develop a Union that could achieve the protections, benefits, and rights workers deserved - independent from any political or Union affiliations. And so began Local Union 514, and the Brotherhood of Amalgamated Trades (B.A.T.)

Active Union Members will engage often with Union Leadership. Our leaders take an out-front approach working directly with our Membership in order to remain connected to the issues our Members face every day.

"We understand what today's workforce needs from their employers - and vice versa - which allows us to generate trust and unity by working together to help members and their employers succeed."




Born & and raised in Pound Ridge, NY, Josh is a natural communicator with a tireless work ethic. 


He honed those talents in his study of Journalism and communications and developed a passion for helping people during his subsequent work in the insurance industry.


After finding mentorship and guidance from a leader of a Local Union Josh set his heart on advocating for and protecting worker’s rights. 

Josh is an expert in National Labor Relations Board compliance, directs all Union activities, and serves as the lead during contract negotiations. 

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Born & raised in Buffalo, NY, Brendon is a problem-solver, and tech-savvy   business innovator.


He earned a Master's degree in Business and applied his knowledge in the field of research & and development for the industrial safety technology industry.


There, his passion for worker advocacy took hold, and he joined forces with Local 514’s leadership team in 2017.


Brendon leads Union operations and is responsible for the modernization of the Local 514 membership's Union experience.

"We pride ourselves in our service. Our members stay informed and connected because of our innovative use of communication platforms, and commitment to getting you answers within 48 hours."

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