Meet The Team
Since joining the Foundation for Fair Contracting – Mid-Atlantic Region (FFC-MAR) in January 2016, the organization has partnered with craft-expert compliance volunteers and government contracting and enforcement champions to achieve more than $3 million in restitution for underpaid construction workers in the greater Baltimore/DC region, stemming from more than 100 wage claims filed. An advocate for high-road contractors, tax payers and workers alike, John’s passion for promoting shared compliance partnerships and a level-playing field, quality construction and bona fide workforce development runs deep.
Field Compliance Officer
A mechanical insulator by trade with nearly 23 years of experience including 14 in the field with 7 as a foreman, Edwin emigrated from his beloved El Salvador when he was an adolescent and is now a proud U.S. citizen. Transformational in Edwin’s career was his being organized into the Insulators & Allied Workers Local #24, where he continues to serve his cherished sisters and brothers as a 3rd term elected member of its Executive Board. A certified OSHA and CPR/AED instructor, Edwin is engaged in his community and has been recognized by various government and social justice organizations as a champion for workers, high-road employers and project owners, making sure folks are paid correctly and that jobs are built to specification. Edwin’s expertise, good-natured teamwork, renowned ethic and love for people has been instrumental in helping countless victims of wage theft achieve more than $1.5 million in restitution across several construction crafts, and has educated wayward companies on how they can more compliantly thrive.