Bj Motley has been an active Trade Unionist for 28 years. He served as a Union Steward for his local, United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 304a, for 25 years. In 2017 after serving as Secretary Treasurer he was elected President of his Local. In 2018 Bj Motley was elected Secretary Treasurer of the Sioux Falls AFL-CIO. In 2020 He was elected 1st Vice President of the South Dakota Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO He has lived in Sioux Falls South Dakota for 35 years and attended the University of Sioux Falls completing his education in May of 1988.