Walter Allen Jr. is an International Vice President from Region V in California. He served as Business Manager of Local 6 in Boston, Massachusetts until taking on the Trusteeship in Local 30 in Southern California.
Allen has been active in the labor movement since 1984, serving on numerous boards and councils including Vice President of the Massachusetts AFLCIO, President of the PlymouthBristol Central Labor Council, board member at the Old Colony United Way, The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Labor Education Center, the Martin Institute for Law and Justice at Stonehill College, the Labor Relations Institute at Quincy College, and the Boston Labor Guild.
In 2001, Allen was assigned to serve as International Union Trustee to oversee the reorganization of Local 30. Following the successful recovery of that union he was elected Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer of OPEIU, Local 30 in July 2002.
Presently, Allen is participating in the labor community on behalf of OPEIU and Local 30 in Southern California. He was elected to the Executive Board of the San DiegoImperial Counties Labor Council where he developed and teaches that Council’s first ever shop steward training program. He also sits on the Local 30/357 Trust Funds and is a member of the National Labor Management Partnership Committee for Kaiser Permanente unions. Walter is also a longtime member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women and Pride at Work.