Roly was born in Pinar 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 the youngest Winn-Dixie Manager in the company.
In October 1986, Brother Piña was hired by UPS as package car driver. In January 1987, following a transfer to the Hialeah UPS facility, Brother Piña answered the need of members by voicing their labor rights as their Shop Steward. Brother Piña thereafter served his brother drivers at the Hialeah North Center for ten years as Shop Steward.
In 1993 he was appointed to serve as Trustee on Teamsters Local Union 769’s Executive Board. In 1995 he was appointed Vice-President of Local 769, and in December 2004 he was appointed Recording Secretary 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 Mediation Board, National Labor Relations Act and the Florida Public Employee Relations Act representing members in their grievances, and aggressively organizes new members in a wide variety of industries.
In July 2000, he was elected to serve as Executive Board Member for the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement.
In March 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013 the citizens of the city of Hialeah Gardens elected him as their Councilman.
Roly and his wife Rebeca currently reside in Hialeah Gardens, Florida with their daughter, Samantha.