General President Carl Rosen has been a member of UE since 1984 when he joined UE Local 190 in Chicago upon being hired at Kerr Glass. He worked at Kerr for 10 years as a maintenance electrician and served in various positions for the local including steward, publicity and education director, chief steward, bargaining committee member and president. In 1994, Rosen was elected as UE District 11 president and when District 11 was succeeded by the Western Region in 2006, he was elected as regional president. Rosen was elected General President in 2019.
Director of Organization Gene Elk first came onto the UE field staff in November 1977. In his early assignments he serviced locals and organized mainly in District 6 (Western Pennsylvania), and particularly in the Pittsburgh area. Gene worked with Local 610 in their historic seven-month strike against concessions in 1981-82. In 1986 Gene was promoted to international representative, and he has led organizing and bargaining, and represented the union in arbitrations, in both the public and private sector. Elk was elected Director of Organization in 2015.
Secretary-Treasurer Andrew Dinkelaker joined UE in the 1990s as a member of Local 223, and became a field organizer in 1997. Prior to his 2011 election as a national officer, Dinkelaker was president of the UE Eastern Region and before that, District 6. As secretary-treasurer he’s worked hard to complete the progress of bringing the UE budget into balance so that the union has the financial stability to continue its great work long into the future.