Business Representative

Ken Forsberg was born and raised in the Bronx, the oldest of 4 children and graduated from Lehman High School in June 1977. Ken was in the United States Navy from November 1977 to November 1983.

He was initiated into Local 3 in October 1984 and over the past 30 years has worked as a journeyman and a sub-foreman for many different contractors in every borough of the city doing everything from new construction to subways. Ken has been a shop steward for Business Representative Lou Sciara at ­Kennedy airport, for Mike O’Neil in the subways and currently for Elliot Hecht where he’s had the honor of representing the members of Local 3 at Tower 1 World Trade Center site for the past 6 years.

Ken has taken many of the courses and certifications available to the members through the Educational and Cultural Trust Fund. He has been an active member of the Sportsmen’s Club for over 20 years during which time he held the positions of Sergeant-at-Arms, Vice President and currently as President.

He is an MIJ Bootcamp mentor and also a member of the apprenticeship mentoring program, a parade captain and a member of the Wage and Policy Committee. Ken still lives in the Bronx and has been happily married for 33 years to his wife Tonja. They have 3 boys, Justin who is an “A” journeyman and his wife Mackenzie, Ryan who is in his 3rd year with Local 3 and Tyler who is looking to follow in the family footsteps.