Officers & Staff


Bob Waters

Bob started his career at Oscar Mayer in 1987.  He was hired by the Local as an Organizer in 2009.  In 2010 he was promoted to Union Representative/Organizing Director.  Bob is a delegate for the Quad City Federation of Labor and serves on their Executive Board.  He previously served as 1st Vice President/Trustee of Local 431 for the past 3 years prior to being elected President of the Local.


Colleen Huber

Colleen started at Oscar Mayer in 1993, and was Chief Steward from 2009 to 2014.  She then became Plant Representative in 2014.  In 2017, Local 431 hired Colleen as a Union Representative/Organizer.  Colleen was appointed to the Executive Board of Local 431 in 2009 and is currently serving as a Secretary-Treasurer

Union Representatives & Organizers

Samuel Stokes

Samuel started at the Tyson Waterloo plant in 1991, where he became Plant Representative in 2012.  In January, 2017, Local 431 hired Samuel as a Union Representative/Organizer, servicing members in Waterloo, IA and surrounding areas.  Samuel was appointed to the Executive Board of Local 431 in 2006.  He currently serves as the Recorder for Local 431.

Simplice Mabiala Kuelo

Simplice started at the Cargill plant in Beardstown, IL in 2013.  In 2014, he became a Chief Steward/Translator for Local 431 and most recently was hired as a Union Representative/Organizer.  Simplice was appointed to the Executive Board of Local 431 in 2014.

Bart Sorrells

Bart started working at Oscar Mayer in 1989, and was Chief Steward there from April, 2017 to July, 2019.  On July 1st, 2019, Local 431 hired Bart as a Union Representative.  Bart has served on the Executive Board of Local 431 since November, 2017.

Justin Ferry

Justin started his working career at Jewel-Osco stores in 2002.  He was a Chief Steward there for Local 431 since 2010 until the Local hired him on staff as a Union Representative/Organizer.  Justin serves on the Executive Board of Local 431 and has served in that capacity since November, 2017.

Justin is a Captain on the Orion, IL Community Fire Protection District and has been since 1997.