Al Becco

Vice President, (West)

In 1933, Albert Becco was born in Canon City, Colorado. After high school graduation he moved to Pueblo, Colorado and got a job at the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company (CF&I). 

In 1952, Al got drafted into the U.S. Army but the military needed more sailors for the Korean conflict so they sent him to the Navy where he served aboard the Aircraft Carrier, U.S.S. Coral Sea stationed out of Norfolk, Virginia. Al said, “They shipped us to Korea, but we had to return so they could install catapults as they had no place to land the new jets. Ours was the first ship to have jet airplanes.

Al was discharged in 1954 and went back to CF&I. It wasn’t long before he became active in his local union. He became a Grievance Committeeman, and later was elected President. He served as president of his local union until he retired in December 1986. 

After retirement Al became active in the Democratic Party and twice was awarded Democrat of the year. Al now serves as 1st Vice Chair of the Pueblo County Democratic Party. In 2004 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention for John Kerry. In 2005 he was named Labor Leader of the year by the Southern Colorado Labor Council where he continues to serve on the executive board.