Born and raised in Tyler, Texas, Chuck Rocha followed in his father’s footsteps as a union worker for the Kelly – Springfield Tire Company. Chuck started his union career at 19 as a member of the United Rubber Workers Local 746. He soon after became the youngest officer ever to be elected of Local 746 and later was appointed as National Political Director. Chuck became the only Latino to serve as the National Political Director of a significant U.S. labor union. He served as Dick Gephardt’s and John Edwards’ National Labor Director during the 2004/2008 presidential election cycles.
In 2010, Chuck founded Solidarity Strategies, a consulting firm that specializes in providing political services including mail, phones, and general consulting to progressive candidates, corporations, and non-profits. Solidarity Strategies is a 100% minority owned small business. Clients vary from Vote Vets, NCLR Action Fund to Bernie Sanders for President.
Chuck frequently makes appearances on the news providing insight on Latino issues and current political races. He is a regular contributor to FOX News as a Latino vote expert and democratic strategist.
Chuck currently serves as an Executive Board Member for the Hispanic Lobbyists Association, Demos, is Vice-Chairman for the Board of Latino Outdoors, and is a Senior Advisor to Bernie Sanders’ Presidential campaign. He is a graduate of the Harvard University Trade Union program. He is a recipient for the The 2016 Goldies All-Stars award for his outstanding work with the Bernie Sanders’ campaign.