Andrew’s background includes over 25 years of non-profit organizing and management. He was one of the leaders that successfully organized the implementation of Boston’s curbside recycling program from 1990 to 1994. In 1997, 1999, and 2002, Andrew was a candidate for President of the Hotel Workers Union Local #26. In these campaigns he organized multilingual outreach efforts, print literature in five languages, filed numerous legal actions, achieved multiple press hits, and successfully apprehended and insured prosecution as a victim of harassment.
He has created independent media for radio and television, produced and hosted hundreds of hours of public service programming, strategized various media campaigns that achieved press coverage in print, radio, and tv. He also wrote, directed, and produced a documentary on Boston’s Mel King. He has worked to support the labor movement, the environment, affordable housing, and social justice.
More recently, he has been assisting and consulting on lighting retrofit projects for the Archdiocese of Boston. In the spring of 2018, he will be initiating a new and exciting labor media project. TBA
He has lived in Boston most of his life and in Roxbury’s Fort Hill community since 2007. He owns two homes, and often spends time at his old off-the grid farmhouse in Vermont working on the property and many projects which include gifts of his bottled spring water, a hexagonal sweat lodge he built next to the wading pool, and the current preparation for planting a variety of fruit trees and plants in 2018-2019.