Alex Garcia was elected Secretary-Treasurer at the 24th Constitutional Convention on September 24, 2013. He has also served as COPE Director
, and director of the combined COPE and Political Field Department.
Alex was only 19 years old when hired by American Airlines in Miami’s Fleet Service in 1989. His youth, however, was never a hindrance to his rise in TWU. By 1992, Alex was a well-known Shop Steward aggressively representing his brothers and sisters on the ramp. In addition to shop steward, he served as Chief Steward and Chair of the Local election committee.
Alex always believed that the role of the local officer was more than the important work of day-to-day representation. He assisted the International Union in a major organizing campaign at Delta Airlines in 1999-2000, and ran the phone bank in that drive for the Miami area.
In addition, he served as a volunteer intern for Florida Senator Bob Graham in 1998 to 2003. He also worked on Graham’s re-election campaign, as well as his campaign for President. He used his expertise in this area to help in the successful election campaign for Senator Bill Nelson.
In 2002, at the age of 32, Local 568 members elected him President and re-elected him in 2005.
In 2007, TWU International lured him away from Miami to bring his experience and personality to the national scene.
Since then, Alex has worked effectively as legislative representative, field representative and political coordinator, and was a major contributor to creation of the TWU state conferences
, which marshal the regional power of TWU locals in a common geographic area.
In 2010, he was elevated to COPE Director, and director of the combined COPE and Political Field Department.
Alex is the son of Cuban-American parents, who were exiled from their homeland in 1961. He and his wife, Michelle, are the proud parents of identical triplet boys.