On May 30, 2018 after a forty year career in the labor movement President Dan P. Clifford officially retired, appointing Secretary-Treasurer Tyrone Housey as the new President of Local 1459.
Tyrone has been a member of Local 1459 over 30 years when he began working at Stop & Shop Supermarket Company in 1988. Tyrone’s career in the labor movement began in 1994 when he was appointed to shop steward and in 1996 was awarded Steward of the Year. In 2005 he left the company and accepted a position as Organizer for Local 1459 and later on promoted to Union Representative and then Secretary-Treasurer in 2015. Tyrone currently lives in Ludlow with his wife Dana and their 3 young children.
Dean Ethier started his career in the labor movement 25 years ago working at the Milton Bradley Company and years later, hired as an Organizer for UFCW Local 1445 in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2015 Dean sold his home and moved back to Western MA, landing a position as Union Representative with Local 1459. Dean has 2 grown daughters and in lives Wilbraham with his wife Betsy.
With the new leadership of President Tyrone Housey and Secretary-Treasurer Dean Ethier, the duo forge to build a vision of success for the the labor movement and the livelihood of the members they now represent and protect.