Joseph Proscia entered Local 3 in 1977 in the Elevator Division and began his apprenticeship in the “A” division in 1978. He successfully completed his apprenticeship and received his Associates Degree in Labor Studies in 1984. He is a third-generation Local 3 member, as his father Joseph was a member of the DMS division who worked at the New York Times. Joe’s grandfather was Christopher Plunkett, a former Business Representative of Local 3 and Assistant to the President of the NYC Central Labor Council, Harry Van Arsdale Jr.
Joseph has served Local 3 in many capacities, as an “A” Journeyman, Sub-Foreman, Foreman and Superintendent. Some of the notable jobs Joe has worked on were the Archer Avenue Transit job, Kaufman Studios, LIRR Hillside Yards and the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. He was most recently employed at the Jacob Javits Convention Center before taking on the role of Financial Secretary of Local 3. Joseph served as Vice President since 2005. In that capacity, he has represented Local 3 at the last 3 IBEW conventions. As Vice President and now Financial Secretary, Brother Proscia enjoys riding his Harley with the Local 3 Motorcycle Club on their annual IBEW Solidarity Run.
As an active union member, Joseph has served on the Wage and Policy Committee, the Apprentice Training Review Committee, the Election Board, the Hardship Committee and was the Negotiating Committee Chairman in 2003. He has been working with the Central Labor Council on every Labor Day Parade since 1985 and has since been appointed Labor Day Parade Coordinator for Local 3. Joseph, a founding member and first President of the Sportsmen’s Club, was recognized for his dedication and devotion to the club, as well as being honored by the Amber Light Society, Christopher Columbus Committee, Electrical Square Club, Brooklyn Bedsole Club, Stevenson Democratic Club and NYPD 107th Precinct.
While serving as Financial Secretary, Joseph sits on many committees, such as the Disaster Fund, the Death Benefit Society, JIB Realty’s Board, as well as representing Local 3 in any and all capacities required of him.
An active participant within the Flushing community, Joseph has played major roles in the Electchester Street Fair, Night Out Against Crime, New York Hospital Blood Drives, Electchester Tree Lighting and the 107th Precinct Community Council.
Joseph has been a valued asset to his union, community and the membership of Local 3. His vision and leadership have been pivotal to the success of our union and the affiliated clubs.