James became a Teamster member in 1995 when he went to work as a warehouseman for Ralph’s. An active Teamster, James served as a Shop Steward for 17 years before joining the Local 952 staff as a Business Agent. He represents approximately 1,200 members at Albertsons Brea, all the linen companies, GKN Aerospace and Spicer’s Paper. He was also a union delegate at the 2011 IBT Convention. Moreover, James is a proud second-generation Teamster. His father was a member of Local 952 for 37 years.