Julia Rosario Jorge

Vice President, Inter-Union Relations

Ms Jorge first elected in 2003 as VP for Inter-union Relation of DC37's Retiree Association, AFSCME  

She Co-Chairs the Association's Hispanic/Solidarity Committee and is a DC37 Retiree Delegate.

Ms Jorge is currently actively involved in a number of  Professional Affiliations

She represents the DC37  Retiree Association and encourages members to participate in the New York Central Chapter of Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), 

The Alliance of Retired Americans (ARA), 

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionist (CBTU),

The Council of Municipal Retiree Organisations (COMRO),

The Alumni Association of the Social Service Employee's Union (SSEU) Local 371, 

MTA Elderly Advisory Board, New York State Señor Action Council (Statewide),

Institute of Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly (IPR?HE) now Arcadia, and the

New York City National Conference of Puerto Rican Women (NACOPRW).

Julia Rosario Jorge was appointed by Governor Cuomo and confirmed by the New York State Senate in February 1989 and reconfirmed in July 1994, as a Commissioner of the New York State Workers Compensation Board.

Ms Jorge is the first of Latin descent to serve NYS as a member of the 13 Member Worker's Compensation Board.  Ms Jorge retired on 4/28/99..

Ms Jorge was consecutively re elected from May 1976 till Feb. 1989 

Executive Vice-President of the Social Services Employees Union Local 371, 

District Council 37, AFSCME; Elected Secretary Treasurer in 1974, elected Trustee and sworn in by then Associate Director Lillian Roberts in 1972. The first elected  Officer of Latin descent in Local 371 and possibly in DC37.

Ms Jorge began employment at the Community Development Agency on April 1, 1969. Soon after while trying to resolve Agency's issues with the Civil Service Exam Process, she became an activist member of SSEU 371.

She was elected CDA Delegate, HRA Chapter Vice Chair in 1969 & 1 of the 4 

Delegate Assembly elected Trustees to the Legal Assistant Committee created in 1971. 

Ms Jorge attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1965 and graduated with a certificate in Obstetrics. She worked at Lincoln Hospital for a period of three and a half years, & was a member of 1199. 

Ms. Jorge was born in the Bronx to a Dutch West Indies Merchant Seaman and a Puerto Rican mother. Ms Jorge was raised in East Harlem and attended elementary school PS 72 and PS 6 in Manhattan, and graduated with an academic diploma from Julia Richmond High School. She attended Bronx Community College, Cornell Labor College and Empire State Labor College. 

She graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree. 

In 1958  Ms Jorge married the late Efren E.Jorge. 

She has two children, Efren E Jorge II and Julinda Jorge Lee. 

Seven grandchildren: Elaina, Jazmin, Anita, Juleah, Efren Jorge III, Juleana, and Jream. 

Fourteen great grand children: Ariyana,  Jeremiah, Aaliyah, Ar’Mari, Armahd, Jaedyn, 

Leilah, Skye, Ar’Maiya, Joseph (JoJo), Jendayi, Twins King & Kane, and Jahmir.

Ms Jorge is a dedicated active member of Cathedral Baptist Church since 1986,and was named a Mother of the church in May, 2016.