Prior to winning election in 2005 as top officer for the Local, Steve was a veteran, award-winning broadcast journalist who worked as a news reporter and news anchor at some of the premier all-news radio stations in Philadelphia, Chicago and New York City.
In September of 2000, Steve joined Wall Street Journal Radio in New York, He was transferred — along with the entire radio operation — to South Brunswick, NJ after Dow Jones offices in lower Manhattan were destroyed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Steve began the Union-phase of his career as a member of the relocation committee which negotiated benefits for Dow Jones employees who were also permanently moved to South Brunswick after 2001. He was elected as one of the CWA Delegates for Local 1096 in 2003 and defeated incumbent Virgil Hollender to become IAPE president two years later.
Never one to mince words, Steve explained in a 2003 candidate statement it was while serving on the relocation committee that he "learned first | More
Bird Family Trust
IAPE will match contributions to the Bird Family Trust until we reach $10,000. Please continue to send your checks, payable to the Bird Family Trust, to the IAPE office (5 Schalks Crossing Road, Suite 220, Plainsboro, NJ, 08536), or mail them directly to the trust: Bird Family Trust, P.O. Box 234, Millington, N.J. 07946. If you mail your donation directly to the Bird Trust, please send a photocopy of your check to the IAPE office so we may deliver our matching amount. - More