October 26, 2014

Larry Barrilleaux

Alternate Vice President

Larry Barrilleaux is a member of Local 1836 in New Orleans, La. Born Sept. 8, 1951, he began his railroad career in 1973 as a switchman on the Texas Pacific/Missouri Pacific Railroad in New Orleans, La.

In 1975 he was elected secretary of General Committee GO TMP.

Barrilleaux attended Delgado Community College and received an associate degree in business administration in 1980.

Barrilleaux was elected to various offices in Local 1880 before being appointed vice chairperson in 1993. In 1995 he was elected general chairperson of GO TMP for switchman in the New Orleans Terminal on the Union Pacific Railroad.

Barrilleaux participated in negotiations from 1996 to 1998 to protect union members during the merger of the Union Pacific Railroad with the Southern Pacific Railroad, and the subsequent merging of Local 1880 into Local 1836.

Has served as local legislative representative for his local since 1998.

In 1999, Barrilleaux attended The National Labor College in Silver Springs, Md., for training in union organizing. He worked on a successful organizing campaign in 1999 on the Louisiana and Delta Railroad in South Louisiana.