George Tedeschi serves on Ullico Inc.’s Board of Directors. He has been a union member for more than 50 years, joining in February 1959 as a flyboy for Newsday in Melville, New York on Long Island. Mr. Tedeschi also served as an apprentice and became a journeyman newspaper pressman. He was active in his union and served as Nassau County, New York Local 406 Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer.
In 1972 he became President of Local 406 and served in that office until he was elected President of the Graphic Communications International Union (GCIU) effective June 2000. He was re-elected President of the GCIU in 2004. The GCIU merged with the I.B.T. in 2005, forming the Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and Mr. Tedeschi has remained the new entity’s President. As International President, he serves as a trustee on two Conference pension funds.
Mr. Tedeschi also held the position of President of the Newspaper Conference for 20 years as well as the Secretary-Treasurer and Secretary of the Eastern Conference for 10 years until his elevation to International President of the then GCIU.
Additionally, he has also been Vice President and Executive Board Member of the regional Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO.
An active member of his local community, he has served on the community boards as both a member and Corporate Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Long Island United Way.
Mr. Tedeschi is the father of three children, all of whom work in the newspaper industry.