Meet the Office Staff

Administrative Assistant – Lori Espinosa

Lori serves as the Administrative Assistant to Directing Business Representative, Sam Cicinelli, as well as the Business Representatives and Organizer.  Lori was hired as the Administrative Assistant with Local 701 in August 1994.

Education:  Bachelor’s of Arts in Business Management, Benedictine University




Union Bookkeeper shops E-N – Catherine Lando

Catherine serves as the Head Bookkeeper in the Union office. Previously, she worked as the Manager in the Local 701 Credit Union.  Catherine was hired with Local 701 in April 1989.




Union Bookkeeper Shops D & O through Z and UPS – Nicole Panico 

Nicole serves as a Bookkeeper in the Union office and was hired in 2017. Nicole previously worked at Al Piemonte Ford where her duties included payroll, accounts payable and other secretarial tasks.




Christopher Bowers was hired by Local 701 in August of 2019 to be its first in-house attorney.

General Counsel – Christopher Bowers

Chris graduated with honors from the University of Michigan and the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he concentrated in labor & employment law. A lawyer since 2012, he has worked with unions, federal labor law agencies, and a union-side law firm. Chris has been a construction laborer and president of a federal employee union covering attorneys and support staff. He was hired by Local 701 in 2019 to be its first in-house attorney.