Barry has been on the front lines of labor and management relations for over 30 years. Barry grew up in Southern California and after attending California State University Long Beach, moved to New York City where he began his career at Trans World Airlines (TWA). Barry spent nearly 25 years at TWA as a Flight Service Manager and Union Officer and advocate. He served as the JFK Base Rep from 1990-1993 and then as Secretary/Treasurer of the 6500-member Independent Federation of Flight Attendants (IFFA). During the tumultuous airline deregulation years, he divided his time between New York/New Jersey and TWA’s HQ in St. Louis, Missouri.
In 1998, he joined the Airline Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters where he represented and negotiated multiple Contracts under the Railway Labor Act on behalf of Pilots, Mechanics, Customer Service Agents, and Flight Attendants at several regional airlines.
After nearly 3 decades in the airline industry, Barry returned to California and began working for the newly merged Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) as a Business and Broadcast Representative handling various contracts, including the Network Television Code, Sound Recording Agreement, New Media, and Cable Agreements as well as various local Broadcast Agreements at Bay Area TV and Radio Stations including, KGO-TV, KRON4, KTVU, KOIT-FM, KISQ-FM, KQED-TV, KQED-FM, and several others.
Barry brings a pragmatic, no-nonsense perspective to the practice of Labor Negotiations which focuses on finding common ground and practical solutions to the process of resolving disputes and negotiating Collective Bargaining Agreements.
- California State University at Long Beach, BA