Patrick J. Eiding retired after serving his 5th term as President of the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO. Prior to first being elected President of the Council in January 2002, Eiding served for over 25 years as Business Manager and Financial Secretary of the Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local 14 covering Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey where he has been a member since 1963.
Eiding has risen through the ranks of leadership throughout his career and currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Philadelphia Building Trades Council; as a member of the Executive Council of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO; and on the General Board of the National AFL-CIO representing Central Labor Councils in the Northeast.
Eiding also represents the interests of working families by serving as an active member of numerous boards and commissions including the Philadelphia Area Labor Management Committee (PALM), the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania (UWSEPA), National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), the Urban Affairs Coalition, and the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB). He also sits as a Commissioner on the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and was appointed to the newly created Philadelphia Works, Inc.
Eiding, recently remarried, lives in Northeast Philadelphia. In his spare time he enjoys the Phillies, the shore, and spending time with his 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren.