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President Syed A. Rahim, became a traffic-enforcement agent in 2005. Born in Pabna, Bangladesh, he gained his first experiences organizing in student unions at Rajshahi University, where he received a master’s degree in chemistry in 1983. After immigrating to the United States, he spent most of the next 20 years working as a chemist, including stints at the L’Oreal cosmetics company and the Amgen biotechnology firm, and also earned a law degree from Rajshahi. Promoted to TEA Level II in 2006, he has twice been named agent of the month, and was elected traffic vice-president of Local 1182 in 2012. He has also served as an interpreter for the Police Department in the Bengali, Hindi, and Urdu languages. He lives on the Upper West Side.