Eric was elected Secretary-Treasurer and took office January 1, 2020 when Local 952 members overwhelming supported his “Members First” platform. The 19-year UPS Driver and Shop Steward wanted to return the Local back to basics where the focus is on solid member representation, negotiating strong contracts, improving benefits, and continually implementing ways to help members and their families on and off the job.
Born and raised in a union home, Jimenez believes organized labor is in his DNA. His father is a former steelworker’s union president. “I’ve known from a very early age the many benefits of working in a union job,” Jimenez said. “I’m honored the members of Local 952 put their faith in me and I’m committed to working hard every day to make their lives better.”
A dedicated union activist, Jimenez has been volunteering his time and organizing with Local 952, Joint Council 42 and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for years. He has been married for eight years and has two children. He and his family live in La Habra.