President of Local 12

David Garbarino was elected Vice President on a white ballot in June 2015 and was promoted to President in September 2022.

In March 1987, he joined the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local Union No. 12 and went to work for Reynolds Electric at the Nevada Test Site as a heavy-duty repairman. He was appointed as a Job Steward in 1988 and appointed to the District 6 Advisory Board where he served for seven years.

He was hired by Local Union No. 12 in 1997 as a Business Representative for Nevada and appointed District Representative in 2008.

He was appointed by the Governor to both the Clean Water Coalition Community Advisory Board and the Nevada State Employment Security Council. He served as President of the Southern Nevada Central Labor Council, Vice President on the Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Board, Vice President of the Southern Nevada Building and Construction Trades Council and Chairman of the Southern Nevada Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship Training Trust until his appointment to Local Union No. 12 Treasurer in February 2013.