NEW YORK CITY,NY–Maf Misbah Uddin has been elected unopposed to his sixth term as president of Local 1407 of District Council 37, which represents Accountants, Tax Auditors and other financial titles in the New York City area.
The Bangladesh born Uddin came to the US in 1984 and obtained his third Masters Degree in Actuarial Science. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Uddin went to Albany to work as an Actuary for the New York State and Local Retirement System. Two years later he moved to New York City and joined the Office of the Actuary to work for the City’s five retirement systems.
Maf became active in union politics as soon as he joined the City workforce in 1988. In 1992, he became an Executive Board Member of Local 1407 which represents the City’s Accountants, Statisticians, and Actuaries. In May of 2000 Mr. Uddin unseated a two term incumbent by more than a two to one margin to become President of Local 1407 and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2003. Today he is the only Local President of Bangladeshi origin in the United States of America to lead a municipal union.