Since 1994, Michael Mabus has held his current leadership position as Elected Business Representative with the Painters District Council 14, Glaziers Union Local 27 and International Union of Painters & Allied Trades. He was initiated as a member into the Glaziers Union in January of 1981. Prior to becoming elected as Vice President of Local 27, Michael served as Warden, Trustee and Recording Secretary to Glaziers Union Local 27. He has served as a Trustee and Secretary of the Glaziers JATC as well as Trustee and Chairman of the Glaziers Union Health, Welfare and Pension Funds since 1995. Not only has he been the long standing Chairman of the North Side Safety Committee of the Cook County Building and Construction Trades for 20 years, but he is also the Vice President of Lake County Building Trades.
Michael's other major distinguishing roles include: certificate of completion in Labor Leadership from Roosevelt University, Chairman of the Glass Trades for the IUPAT Central Regional Conference, Sergeant at Arms Committee for four IUPAT General Conventions, and service on the Labor Committee with Amalgamated Bank.
Michael Cook has been a proud member of Glaziers Union Local 27 since 1987. He has held his current leadership position as appointed Field Representative/Organizer with the Painters District Council 14, Glaziers Union Local 27 and International Union of Painters and Allied Trades since 2005. Mike was also elected to the Executive Board as a Glaziers Union Local 27 Trustee in 2002 which he held until 2008. He was then elected to the position of Financial Secretary in 2008 and is currently serving that role. His other official roles are Trustee to Glaziers Health-Welfare and Pension Fund and Trustee to the Glaziers Joint Apprenticeship Training Fund.
Mike is a Delegate to the North American and Chicago and Cook County Building Trades and Delegate to the Chicago Federation of Labor. He has also enrolled in various continuing educational seminars for the Health and Pension plans and has earned multiple certificates of achievement in Labor Management and Leadership Training.
Vice president & Business Representative
Apprenticeship Coordinator & Instructor