Frank Hanley, Jr. joined UFCW Local 464A in 1980. Today, 34 years later, he remains having honed his skills in a number of key positions from his first job as Assistant Contract Administrator to his current role as Recorder. Along the way he has served as the Local’s chief Contract Administrator and its Director of Operations. He earned his industry experience with A&P in Northvale, NJ working nights while attending school.
As Recorder he fulfills a myriad of duties including the official recording of minutes from Board of Trustee, Executive Board and General Membership meetings. Under the direction of the President, he also supervises the activities of the Union’s Business Agents and Organizing Coordinators, and oversees all arbitrations.
A typical day will find Frank dealing with as many as 10 grievances – determining their validity and shepherding them through a rigorous vetting process as well as the provisions of the governing Collective Bargaining Agreements. He receives dozens of calls each day from members and employers seeking his interpretation of contract language. He oversees all arbitration matters including the filing of notices to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) and the New Jersey and New York Boards of Mediation. He attends and represents the union at all arbitration hearings and maintains all records of these deliberations.
Frank is a graduate of The State University of New York at Plattsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Science and Contract Law. He has participated in the Harvard University Trade Union Program, the UFCW Leadership Institute at Pennsylvania State University, and the Program in Advanced Arbitration Advocacy sponsored by the American Arbitration Association. While at Plattsburg he was a linebacker on the University’s football team and has maintained his interest in athletics through volunteer work supporting athletic teams at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY and Saint Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY.