MTD Executive Council Members
James V. Hart
President, Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO
James T. Callahan
Third Vice President
General President, International Union of Operating Engineers
Sixth Vice President
General President, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Robert Martinez, Jr.
Ninth Vice President
General President, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
First Vice President
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers
Fourth Vice President
General President, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
Seventh Vice President
General President, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers
Daniel E. Stepano
Tenth Vice President
General President, Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association
Second Vice President
President, Laborers International Union of North America
Joseph Sellers, Jr.
Fifth Vice President
General President, Sheet Metal Workers International Association
James “Bud” McCourt
Eighth Vice President
General President, International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers
Latest News from the Department
The Federal Workers Alliance (FWA), coalition of labor unions representing more than 300,000 federal workers sent sent a letter to Congress this week urging Representatives to vote no on the Official Time Reform Act of 2017 (HR1364). In all, 16 unions signed on to the...
By Jimmy Hart, Metal Trades Department President
It’s time to get involved …. It’s up to you to keep your Council strong! Keeping your Council strong and vital is hard work that involves your everyday participation. Most members will never hold council office, and many have never attended a meeting, some may not have even opened this newsletter. However, if we are to thrive and better our lives in the workplace, it will take a team effort with everyone pulling together. Indifference and benign neglect of our responsibilities as trade unionists to our councils, local and international unions can no longer be accepted if we are to remain a viable and dependable voice for workers in the workplace.
Statement from James Hart, President of the Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO on the Confirmation of Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation
On behalf of the Metal Trades Department and our seventeen national and international affiliated unions, I would like to congratulate Secretary Chao on her confirmation as the next Secretary of Transportation. We look forward to working with Secretary Chao and the...