President Rahim Biography
Syed A. Rahim is currently the President of CWA Local 1182. Syed lives on the Upper West Side of New York City. He is a husband and father of two children, Christina Rahim and Shantanu Rahim. His journey began in Pabna, Bangladesh where he was born and raised. In 1983, Syed studied at Rajshahi University in Bangladesh where he earned a B.S. (honor) and a Master’s degree in chemistry. His first experience in overseeing unions came when he was elected Vice President and General Secretary of the Chemistry Department at Rajshahi University in Bangladesh. There he worked closely with a group of elected students. Syed also served as convener of Rajshahi University Alumni Association of North America and Partner of Christina. In 1990, He earned a Bachelor of Law degree from the Rajshahi University. After obtaining his law degree, Syed became an active part of national politics in Bangladesh until his immigration to the United States. After immigrating to the United States, he spent the next 20 years of his life building commendable rapport with multiple organizations. He was able to accomplish this while working as a chemist for various companies. Some of those companies are L’Oréal Cosmetic in New Jersey, Amgen bio-pharmaceutical company in Rhode Island, Lab metric Technologies in Los Angeles, California, and Walker and White Inc. in New York. Syed spent some time serving as an interpreter for the Police Department in the Bengali, Hindi, and Urdu languages. In 2005, Syed became a Traffic Enforcement Agent and was promoted to TEA Level II in 2006. Syed Rahim was named agent of the month five times, he was also awarded with the perfect attendance certificate from the Police Commissioner on six occasions. In 2011, Syed was elected Vice President for Local 1182, and elected to the Presidency in 2015. President Rahim was recently re-elected in July of 2018 for a second term as union President of NYPD Traffic Control division. President Rahim’s re-election comes after many admirable accomplishments while in office. These accomplishments including building a strong relationship with the NYPD, City Hall and Albany legislators; playing a pivotal role in the contract bargaining that won a step plan, negotiating an annuity, ensuring that all new hires will be Level II, increasing the prescription cap, winning dental benefits that would cover braces for children, and obtaining new windbreaker raincoats for associates. President Rahim prides himself on these accomplishments and how they have positively impacted the lives of many people. President Rahim intends to continue using his decades of experience in the Traffic Enforcement family to be a positive influence while supporting those around him during his professional career.