Our Officers

Meet Rickey Hunter


Rickey Hunter was appointed as Vice President for Area 1 on June 1st, 2012 by President Bruce Smith and represents our local unions on the east coast.

Rickey was hired in 1971 by Owens Corning in Fairburn, Georgia, where he served 3 terms as President of LU 236. He held various other local union positions including Recording Secretary, Business Committee Chairperson and Safety Committee Chairperson. At the 2000 GMP Quadrennial Convention he served as the Secretary of the Law Committee.

In 2001 Rickey was hired as an International Representative by former President James Rankin. In 2004 he was appointed as an Executive Officer by former President John Ryan.

Rickey has attended the GMP Summer School at West Virginia University, courses at the George Meany Center, various Educational Conferences, and has been actively involved in numerous multi-plant and single plant Wage Conferences and Pension Negotiations.

In addition to his Vice Presidential responsibilities, Rickey currently serves on the multi-plant Negotiated Rates Committees for Owens Illinois, Anchor Glass, and Verallia.

Rickey and his wife Jane have been married for 40 years and have a son and daughter and one granddaughter.