President John Grant has been an active union member since 1976. John worked as a meatpacker for nine years at the Vernon slaughterhouse, Farmer John. During that time, he served as a shop steward, picket captain, and bargaining committee member. In 1977, he was reinstated by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) after being illegally fired for strike-related activities.
In 1985, John joined Local 770 as a Union Representative. He has since served as a trustee for the pension and medical benefit trusts, Director of the Packinghouse Division, Local 770’s In-House Counsel, Secretary-Treasurer and was elected President of Local 770 on October 4, 2017. He has served on the Southern California Plant Closing Committee, Executive Board of the Los Angeles City Workforce Investment Board, a founding member on the Los Angeles Committee on Safety and Health, the Advisory Board of the LATTC Labor Center, the Executive Committee of Housing LA, the Los Angeles Food Policy Committee and as President of the UCLA Labor Center Advisory Committee.
John Grant graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Santa Barbara (1973, B.A. in Urban Studies), Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D. 1976) and Los Angeles Trade Technical College Labor Center (1984, Degree in Labor Studies).