Our Executive Team
Our executive team members bring their experience as workers, unionists, and managers to build positive workplace communities. They’re proud to lead a union that’s making a positive difference in so many workers’ lives.
Dick Heinen – Carpenter. Grandfather. Executive Director
Dick has been a CLAC member since 1968 when he joined as a carpenter’s helper—the first step to him eventually becoming a journeyman carpenter. He’s maintained his membership ever since.
Dick has a knack for getting to the real nature of a problem and finding solutions that work long term. Today, he manages CLAC’s affairs at the national level, including the activity of reps and the support structure that serve the union’s members.
Away from the office, Dick has volunteered with many efforts over the years, from helping the disadvantaged to coaching soccer. These days, his time is taken up by the needs of his grandchildren and family. “It’s amazing how often a carpenter is still needed here and there,” he says.