Jeffrey Richardson, First African American President of the Amalgamated Transit Union local 1342 in Buffalo 1342 in Buffalo New York. After finishing his studies in the state of Wisconsin, he returned to Buffalo, and began his career with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority in 1988 as a bus and train operator. After many years on the job, he decided to become involved with the union.
Before becoming president, he served as union steward, recording secretary and two terms as vice- president. Mr. Richardson has also served as delegate for the last three Amalgamated Transit Union National Conventions, by serving on the national credentials and balloting committees. He currently chairs the transit union pension fund.
He is also a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union NY State conference board, Amalgamated Transit Union Black Caucus, and the Can- Am conference. He serves on the Alf-Cio executive board. Mr. Richardson has successfully completed several training courses with the Amalgamated Transit Union labor college in Silver springs Md.He also attended labor notes training in Chicago IL.
He is currently married to Alfrieda Richardson, and is the father of five children. He faithfully serves as a member of the Edison Street Community Church, under the leadership of Pastor Ted Howard Jr. In his spare time, he runs a referee association and a promotion business and enjoys bowling as a hobby. Lastly, he would like to give much thanks and gratitude to his wife Alfrieda and his mother, PastorGeneva Simmons for the many prayers and covering throughout his life!