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Anthony Wells

President, SSEU Local 371

Anthony Wells
SSEU Local 371
Anthony Wells, president of SSEU Local 371, views the Executive Board as a platform to solidify the union’s role as a leading progressive political force in the city.

“It is vital that we educate, organize and mobilize our members. The members and locals must be empowered to use their collective voice and energy to strengthen the union,” he said.

Wells, a graduate of Baruch College, Stony Brook University and New York Law School, was elected president of Local 371 in 2011. His background includes negotiating, organizing, research and pensions. He chairs the DC 37 Civil Service Committee, and he is a co-chair of the Municipal Labor Committee.

Wells began his civil service career in 1980 as a Caseworker at the Spofford Juvenile Center in the Bronx. In 1983, he transferred to the Bureau of Child Welfare. In 1988, he started working as an organizer for Local 371.