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District 8 Representative

Tennyson Berry Jr. has served as a Provisioning Agent out of the Oakland Station for the past 7 years.  As the newly elected District 8 Representative, Berry brings to TWU Local 555 and Southwest Airlines more than 21 years of union experience with the United Steel Workers Union (USW).

Berry began his career with USS Posco shortly after high school.  He worked a variety of jobs before committing to becoming a career union employee for the USW Local 1440 where he served in various roles including Joint Effort Coordinator, Grievance Committee Chairman and Contract Coordinator.  As a union employee, Berry obtained valuable insight into contract negotiations, mediation and facilitating employee engagement.  In 2012, he retired from USS Posco after 37 years.    

Berry is a devoted son to his elderly father who just celebrated his ninety birthday. He is also a proud father of two sons Christopher and Bryan Berry. In his leisure time, he enjoys traveling, working out, refereeing High School Basketball in his community.  Berry’s motto in life is that with GOD all things are possibly.        

Berry intends to bring integrity, fairness, knowledge, wisdom, experience, and unity to the TWU Local 555 membership.  

Tennyson Berry Jr. is honored to hold this position and look forward to serving you.