- Executive Board
- Political Action
Born in Fairmont, West Virginia, Rick makes his home in Fairbanks with Chris, and children Shannon, Jesse, and Ricky.
Rick moved to Anchorage and joined Teamsters Local 959 in June 1975. He moved to Fairbanks in 1991 to work out of the Fairbanks hall after living in Anchorage for 16 years.
While working in the construction and communication industries, Rick served as a construction shop steward for seven years. He was appointed a business representative for Local 959 in March 1991 and served in that capacity for the last 15 years.
Rick has served Local 959 as President, Fairbanks Business Manager, Business Representative, Construction Industry Coordinator, Contract Negotiator, Trustee for Pension Health and Welfare, Trustee for the Training Trust, and Tournament Director for the JLC Charity Golf Tournament.
Rick's responsibilities as a Business Representative have included monitoring:
In addition to attending the University of West Virginia, Rick has the following certificates from the George Meany Center for Labor Studies:
Rick comes from a family of members dedicated to Labor, including his father, Richard Boyles (Principal Officer for Local 789 for 13 years), grandfather, Tony Zabolotny (45-year member of the United Mine Workers), four uncles who were also members of the UMW; and grandfather, Carson Boyles (Union member and Principal Officer of Fairmont Painters Local for 35 years).