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Vice Chairman
Rolando “Roly” Piña
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Roly was born in Pinal Del Rio, Cuba, on October 3, 1963. He escaped the communist regime and arrived in the United States in 1970 in search of the American Dream.

Roly graduated from Hialeah Senior High School in 1982. He attended Miami Dade Community College and Florida International University, where he took several courses in labor relations.

At age 16 Roly took a job as a bag boy for the neighborhood Winn Dixie grocery store. He was soon promoted through a succession of jobs, and his excellent performance was rewarded when he became a Winn Dixie manager in the company. In October, 1986, Mr. Piña was hired by UPS as a package car driver. In 1993 he was appointed to serve as Trustee of Teamsters Local Union No. 769’s Executive Board. In 1995 he was appointed Vice-President of Local 769.

In January 1997, Roly resigned from UPS and accepted an offer as Business Agent for Teamsters Local Union No. 769. As an officer, and agent he negotiates collective bargaining agreements subject to the National Labor Relations Act and the Florida Public Employee Relations Act.

In July, 2000, he was elected to serve as Executive Board Member for the Labor Council for Latin America Advancement. In March, 2001, he was elected by the citizens of the City of Hialeah Gardens to serve as their Councilman and was subsequently re-elected in 2005, 2008 and 2013.  Councilman Piña serves the Council as Vice Chairman, and is active in community activities.

Roly currently resides in Hialeah Gardens with his wife Rebeca and daughter Samantha.