Joe Bilyk of Ralphs #148 has been in the industry for over 30 years. He started as a Courtesy Clerk and is now a Produce Manager.

Bilyk’s hobbies include fishing, surfing, and pulling the kids wakeboarding, as well as riding motorcycles when time permits. When his children were younger he coached pop warner football.

When asked what inspired him to get more involved he said, “I think it was the lock-out. It changed everything.”

Q: What is it you like most about your job?

A: “I like working with my co-workers and seeing the customers I know.”

Q: How would your life be different if you were not a union member?

A: “I wouldn’t have the benefits and job security we all fight so hard for.”

Q: What in your life are you most proud of?

A: “My family.”