Business Manager Tony Sapienza
Matt Beck Honored with Lifetime Labor Hero Award
Matt Beck, an IBEW Local 1837 member who recently retired from his role as a business representative and organizer, was honored with the Lifetime Working Class Hero Award by the Southern Maine Labor Council during the group’s Labor Day Breakfast on Monday, September 4th, 2023. Beck's commitment to labor causes and unwavering support for workers' rights earned him this respected recognition.
For decades, Beck actively championed fair wages, safe working conditions, and the importance of unions in protecting workers. His commitment went beyond rhetoric; he was a visible presence at strikes, rallies, and legislative advocacy. In addition to his official duties, Beck was known for his volunteerism. Whenever workers needed assistance, he was there to organize events, fundraisers, and offer support.