Meet Our Team
As a young man, Marvin served four years in the United States Navy. After being honorably discharged from the military in 1986, he worked in the printing field before starting his career with the New York City Transit Authority in 1991 as a Station Cleaner.
Always an active Local 100 member, over time he went on to hold a number of elected and unelected offices, including Grievance Officer and Shop Steward. In 2003 he was elected to the TWU Local 100 Executive Board, a NYC Central Labor Council delegate in 2004 and as Section Chair of the Stations Department in 2010. He served as Director of Political and Community Action Development from 2010 to 2012 before taking on his current position.
Political and Community Action
Under Marvin’s direction, TWU Local 100 has become a political powerhouse in New York races, helping to elect dozens of local legislators, in particular black women such as Assemblypersons Diana Richardson, Rodneyse Bichotte, Latrice Walker, Pam Harris and Tremaine Wright, who were all championed and chosen by Marvin as candidates to support early in their careers. ( Assemblypersons Rodneyse Bichotte, Latrice Walker and Diana Richardson L-R.)
Due to his strong advocacy for labor, civil and human rights and education, Marvin has been invited to sit on the boards for the Latino Leadership Institute, the Mid-Manhattan Branch of the NAACP, the Making The Grade Foundation, the NYC Labor/Religion Coalition, the Solidarity Board of Community Voices Heard, the African-American Day Parade Advisory Board, the CUNY Murphy Center Labor Executive Advisory Board and PA’LANTE Harlem, a housing advocacy group.
He has been recognized many times over for his work, most recently with the Latino Leadership Institute Labor Award (2014), the Making the Grade Community Award (2014), the Political Action award from the CUNY Murphy Center (2014) and the prestigious Labor Award presented by the NYS Black & Latino Legislative Caucus (2016) and the Labor industries “Good Scout” award, presented by the Boy Scouts of America. Marvin has received citations and proclamations from numerous elected officials. He attended Cornell University, focusing on Industrial Labor Relations.
A native New Yorker who was born and raised in Manhattan, Marvin is a resident of Harlem. He lives with his wife of 35 years, Carole, with whom he has three children – Justin, Alizabeth, and Xavier.
He is a resident of District 9.