James Bua was appointed a Business Representative at the General Membership meeting, November 10, 2010. Business Manager Christopher Erikson made the recommendation to the membership who approved it unanimously. Brother Bua represents construction electricians in the Borough of Queens.
Born in Brooklyn, he was initiated into Local 3 on March 17, 1982. He served his apprenticeship and became an “A” journeyman in 1988. He has worked in the industry as a journeyman, sub-foreman, foreman, general foreman, shop steward and superintendent.
He is a member of the Allied Union Social Club of Queens, Catholic Council of Electrical Workers, Colony Club and founding member of the Motorcycle Club and served as its president for 10 years.
He is a member of the Wage and Policy Committee, Laws and Resolutions Committee and a past member of the Electrical Workers Death Benefit Society. He is a trustee for the Joint Industry Board. He is a Delegate to the NYC Building Trades Council. He served as Sergeant At Arms at the 38th IBEW Convention.
A certified welder, he has also completed nearly every class offered by the Educational & Cultural Fund, EESISP and Local 3. He is a mentor at the Local 3 “Boot Camp.” He has assisted in the administration of the Code Committee and Code classes offered by the industry. Most recently he and Business Representative Austin McCann worked together formulating the Outside Line Agreement for Local 3 members. He is currently attending Empire State College to obtain his Bachelors Degree in Labor Studies.
He and his wife Loren have three children, Gina Marie, Leanne and Jimmy. They reside in Baldwin, Long Island.