Manny has deep roots in the labour movement. In his formative years as a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, he witnessed injustices to fellow workers and made a commitment to work for change.
He has since become a leader and integral part of SEIU Healthcare. Under his leadership as Executive Vice-President responsible for Organizing, the union grew at a remarkable pace.
Manny’s dedication to unorganized workers getting the protection they need has been his mission.
A proud Portuguese-Canadian, Manny values the relationship between SEIU Healthcare members and their communities. He was appointed interim Treasurer in 2014.