General Vice President Sito Pantoja is proud to announce the appointment of Jeff Tobius and Gary Naylor Jr. as the Transportation Department’s newest Special Representatives.
Jeff Tobius initiated into IAM Local Lodge 2202 in Seattle, WA, in 2005 as a Customer Service Agent for Alaska Airlines. Shortly after joining Alaska Airlines, Tobius became a Shop Steward, and was elected as Recording Secretary of Local Lodge 2202 in 2008. Active in his local, Jeff served on several committees, including the Organizing Committee, Legislative Committee, Human Rights Committee, and Bylaws Committee. Tobius has been a General Chairperson for Air Transport District 142 since 2011, and has led the IAM’s Alaska Airlines’ bargaining committee.
Gary Naylor Jr. was hired by the Long Island Railroad in 2001, and in 2006, he became a Machinist at Long Island Railroad Local Lodge 754. Naylor became a Committeeman in 2008 and Shop Steward in 2009. In 2010, Naylor became Vice President of his local, and in 2011 he became Local Chairman. Since 2013, Naylor has been a General Chairperson for District 19, and has represented and negotiated contracts for members at Metro North Railroad, Pan AM Railway and Long Island Railroad.
“Jeff and Gary come from different sides of the Transportation Department spectrum,” said IAM Transportation General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “Their diverse perspectives will bring fresh and innovative ideas that will greatly benefit our members and make our union stronger.”
Brothers Tobius and Naylor will assume their new roles on December 1, 2019.